A loaded 9mm handgun was discovered at Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday.

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.

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The incident happened on Thursday when officers spotted the gun that was loaded with five bullets, including one in the chamber.

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TSA officers alerted the Allegheny County Police, who questioned the man and confiscated the gun.

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As of September 24, fourteen firearms have caught at security checkpoints at the Pittsburgh International Airport so far in 2020.