TSA: Austintown woman stopped with loaded gun at Pittsburgh Airport

Gun confiscated from Pittsburgh Airport

An Austintown woman was stopped at the Pittsburgh Airport on Thursday after Transportation Security Administration officials said they found a loaded handgun in her carry-on bag.

They stopped her at the checkpoint after detecting the .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets, according to a release.

Allegheny County Police took the gun and brought the woman in for questioning. She’s facing a civil penalty for bringing the gun to the airport, which could cost her $3,900.

They did not say who the woman was.

TSA said this is the 29th handgun stopped at a Pittsburgh Airport checkpoint so far this year. Last year, TSA found 37 guns.

Even if you have a concealed carry permit, you are not allowed to bring guns past TSA checkpoints.

If you need to transport a gun or ammunition, there are certain steps you must follow to make sure you’re in compliance.

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