PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh International Airport set a record when the 35th gun of this calendar year was confiscated.
TSA officers say a Marion County, West Virginia man was caught trying to bring a 9 mm loaded handgun through the security checkpoint on Monday.READ MORE: Police Investigating Delivery Driver Carjacking In Homewood
This gun was the 35th taken by TSA officers at the Pittsburgh airport this year. In 2018, 34 guns were confiscated. In 2017: 32.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh To Add Hundreds Of Miles Of New Bike Lanes To Existing Network
The TSA says an officer saw the gun in a man’s carry-on while it was going through the x-ray machine. Allegheny County Police were called in and detained the main for questioning.MORE NEWS: Ohio Pharmacy Board Approves Large Increase In Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Even those with concealed carry permits can’t bring guns onto planes in their carry-on bags, the TSA explained.