Man caught with loaded gun at NN/Williamsburg International Airport

This 9 mm semi-automatic handgun was loaded with 17 rounds when it was found in a man’s carry-on bag at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport on November 28, 2016. (Photo: Transportation Security Administration)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say a man tried to bring a loaded gun onto a plane Monday at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at an airport checkpoint detected the 9 mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with 17 rounds in the man’s carry-on bag on the X-ray monitor.

TSA officers immediately contacted Newport News police, who responded and took the gun and ammunition. The man was cited on a state weapons charge.

Information about the correct way to carry a firearm in your luggage can be found on the TSA’s website.