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.