By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Beaver County man is facing federal civil penalties after Transportation Security Administration officers discovered a loaded 9mm handgun using their x-ray machine at the Pittsburgh International Airport.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: Vaccine Doses Administered Top 2.5M
The incident happened on Thursday when officers spotted the gun that was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.READ MORE: Third Stimulus Check: Why Your Next Relief Payment May Not Be $1,400
TSA officers alerted the Allegheny County Police, who questioned the man and confiscated the gun.MORE NEWS: Former North Braddock And Blawnox Officer Pleads Guilty To Stealing Money Seized As Evidence
As of September 24, fourteen firearms have caught at security checkpoints at the Pittsburgh International Airport so far in 2020.