Officers Had Stopped W.Va. Woman With Gun At Checkpoint Hours Earlier

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Transportation Security Administration officers stopped a California man who had a gun at a Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint Monday afternoon.

Officials say the man from Chula Vista, Calif., had a .22 caliber revolver with him. The gun was not loaded.

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(Source: Transportation Security Administration)

The man was detained by Allegheny County Police for questioning and cited for weapons violations.

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This was the 11th gun TSA officers stopped at the airport’s security checkpoint so far this year.

Hours earlier, officers had stopped a West Virginia woman who had a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag.

In 2018, TSA officers at Pittsburgh International Airport caught 34 firearms at the checkpoint.

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The TSA says individuals who bring firearms to the airport checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges, even those with concealed carry permits.