A loaded handgun was found in a woman’s carry-on bag at Pittsburgh International Airport Thursday, according to CBS Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh’s ABC-affiliated station WTAE.
A Transportation Security Administration spokesperson told the news outlets that the woman, of Austintown, Ohio, was stopped at a checkpoint with a .380-caliber handgun that was loaded with six bullets.
TSA then contacted Allegheny County police, who confiscated the weapon and questioned the woman.
The woman faces a civil penalty from TSA for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint, which is typically $3,900 for a first offense.
This is the 29th handgun stopped at one of the airport’s checkpoints so far this year, the news sites report.
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