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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Transportation Security Administration officials say the confiscated a loaded handgun from a Fayette County woman’s carry-on bag at Pittsburgh International Airport.
According to the TSA, the woman – from Markleysburg – was stopped at a security checkpoint.
They found a .32-caliber handgun in her bag with eight bullets in the chamber.
Allegheny County Police were called in, confiscated the weapon and questioned the woman.
She’ll face a civil penalty for being found with the gun at the checkpoint. A typical first offense for carrying a handgun into a checkpoint is $3,900.
So far this year, TSA officers have stopped 32 guns at Pittsburgh International checkpoints.