PITTSBURGH – Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport arrested a woman in Crawford County, Pa., On Friday morning after she was found with a loaded handgun, the agency said.
The small .22 caliber handgun was spotted by the checkpoint x-ray machine. Two bullets were loaded into the weapon.
Allegheny County Police took the gun and TSA agents forwarded the incident for follow-up with the issuance of a federal civil financial penalty.
The Meadville, Pa. Woman said she was about to complete the next step in the hiring process for a new job and was unaware the gun was in her carry-on. The gun is registered in the name of her husband.
This is the second day in a row that someone is caught with a loaded gun at the airport checkpoint.
YESTERDAY STORY: A woman with a loaded gun was arrested at the TSA checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania recently announced that in checkpoint firearms incidents involving someone with a valid concealed carry permit, he will ask county sheriffs to revoke that person’s permit for negligence.
As the holidays approach, the TSA has stressed the importance of checking baggage to make sure you are not carrying any prohibited items. The TSA can impose a civil fine of $ 3,000 to $ 13,910 on anyone who brings a weapon with them to a checkpoint.