PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man was arrested for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
A Missouri man was arrested when TSA agents say they caught him with a .38 caliber handgun that was loaded with six bullets.READ MORE: Friends Salt, Shovel Ramp To Hot Metal Bridge To Help Woman In Wheelchair
It was spotted by a TSA officer as the carry-on bag was going through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. Allegheny County Police responded, confiscated the gun and detained the man for questioning.READ MORE: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin Lift Streaking Penguins Over Senators
He was arrested on a weapons charge. Allegheny County police identified the suspect as 59-year-old Donnell Whitcancek. They say he didn’t have a valid concealed weapons permit.
Even those with concealed carry permits can’t bring guns onto planes in their carry-on bags, the TSA explains. When a gun is found, they say it slows down the checkpoint, especially in the middle of busy travel season.MORE NEWS: How To Protect People, Pets And Pipes During A Deep Freeze