By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – TSA officers confiscated a loaded .22 caliber handgun at a checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport on Thursday.READ MORE: No One Injured In Partial Building Collapse In Arnold
Officers observed the loaded gun as the woman’s carry-on items went through the X-ray machine.
Allegheny County Police were alerted, confiscated the gun, and questioned the woman.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Firefighter Lee Weber Drowns While On Family Vacation In Ohio
She is not facing federal civil penalties for carrying a loaded gun at a checkpoint.
Passengers are allowed to travel with firearms so long as they are in checked baggage, properly packaged, and declared at the airline ticket counter. Those firearms must be unloaded and locked in a hard-sided case.
When a traveler is found to have a gun at a checkpoint, the lane comes to a standstill until police resolve the incident.MORE NEWS: Closed To Cars, Open To People: BikePGH Hosts 5th OpenStreetsPGH In Hazelwood
The proper ways to travel with a gun can be found on the TSA website.