Woman stopped with loaded camouflage handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

Woman stopped with loaded camouflage handgun at Pittsburgh International Airport

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A woman was stopped at Pittsburgh International Airport Monday morning with a loaded gun in her carry-on bag, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The woman, from Preston County, West Virginia, was stopped by TSA officers at a checkpoint when the handgun was detected.

Officials said the green camouflage handgun was loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber.

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Allegheny County Police were called and they confiscated the gun and detained the woman, who was questioned and cited for weapons violations.

Monday’s incident marks the 10th gun stopped at the checkpoint so far in 2019, TSA officials said. In 2018, 34 firearms were caught at the checkpoint at Pittsburgh International.

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