By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – TSA officers confiscated a loaded handgun with six bullets at a security checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport on Tuesday.

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According to TSA, a man from Connellsville had the gun in his carry-on bag and it was detected by the X-ray machine.

The man told agents had forgotten that he had the gun with him in his bag.

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As of August 4, TSA has caught nine firearms at Pittsburgh International Airport in 2020.

They remind passengers that guns are permitted if they are properly packaged, including being unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked and packed seperately from ammunition.

Passengers traveling with firearms must also declare them at the ticket counter.

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Full details on how to safely and properly travel with a firearm can be found on the TSA website.