Man cited after gun found in carry-on bag at airport

Gun confiscated at Norfolk International Airport. (Photo provided by the TSA)
Gun confiscated at Norfolk International Airport. (Photo provided by the TSA)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach man was cited by police at Norfolk International Airport Wednesday after a gun was found inside his carry-on bag.

According to Lisa Farbstein with the Transportation Security Administration, officers detected the 9mm caliber gun inside the man’s carry-on bag as he was going through a security checkpoint. Farbstein said the gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber.

Norfolk Airport Authority Police were contacted, and confiscated the gun. The man was cited on a state weapons charge.

Farbstein said the incident marked the seventh gun TSA officers have caught at the checkpoint in 2014.

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