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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Loaded Gun Confiscated at Pittsburgh International Airport Checkpoint

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport confiscated a loaded gun from a passenger on Saturday.

The .380 caliber handgun was loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber, according to a TSA press release.

“There is no excuse for bringing a gun to the checkpoint,” said Karen Keys-Turner, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “Responsible gun owners do not bring their guns to a checkpoint. This was irresponsible on the part of this traveler during one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year. Incidents such as this are dangerous; they disrupt our security screening operations and cause delays for other law-abiding travelers who want to get on their flight to travel during the Thanksgiving holiday period. This man now faces a Federal civil penalty that could cost him thousands of dollars.”

Read the rest of the story at CBS News, here.

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