By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Transportation Security Administration officers confiscated a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Republicans Vote To Rebuke, Not Censure, Senator Pat Toomey Over Impeachment Vote
On Friday, August 7, a Westmoreland County man was stopped at a security checkpoint after officers discovered a 9mm handgun that was loaded with five bullets in his carry-on baggage.READ MORE: Pine-Richland School Board Delays Vote On In-Person Learning Plan As Group Holds Rally Outside Meeting
Upon discovery of the handgun, officers alerted the Allegheny County Police, who questioned the man. He was then allowed to return the handgun to his vehicle, but will face federal civil penalties.
A man from Fayette County was stopped with a loaded handgun at a security checkpoint just three days prior.MORE NEWS: Revolution Pipeline Back In Service Nearly 2.5 Years After Explosion In Beaver County
Full details on how to safely and properly travel with a firearm can be found on the TSA website.