LATROBE (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man was stopped at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a gun in his luggage Saturday.
The TSA says the Jeannette resident had a loaded .380 caliber handgun in his carry-on bag.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
Westmoreland County Police responded to the airport security checkpoint, where they confiscated the firearm and detained the man for questioning.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
The TSA did not say how many guns have been found in bags at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport so far this year. Officers have found eight guns in bags at Pittsburgh International Airport.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
Individuals who bring firearms to the airport checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges, even those with concealed carry permits.