Airline passenger brings gun to Richmond airport www.privateofficer.com
TSA officers discovered the .45 caliber Ruger firearm and two loaded magazines Monday around 10 a.m. in the ticketed passenger’s carry-in luggage. The magazines were holding seven rounds each.
TSA officers contacted the Capital Region Airport Police.
The name of the passenger has not been released.
TSA officials said more than 1,100 guns have been found in checkpoints across the nation this year alone. Weapons are not allowed to be brought onto the plane. In some instances, when local laws permit, they can be stored carried in checked luggage.