2 men caught with loaded guns at Norfolk International

This loaded 9mm caliber handgun was detected by TSA officers at the Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Friday, December 9. (TSA photo)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A Virginia Beach man was cited Friday morning for bringing a loaded handgun to Norfolk International Airport.

Security detected the gun as he passed through a checkpoint. The man had a 9 mm caliber handgun.

The gun was loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber, according to TSA officials.

A Norfolk man was caught with a loaded gun at the airport several hours later, and was arrested by airport police. Officials say the gun was loaded with nine bullets.

A Norfolk, Virginia, resident was caught with this loaded 9mm gun at the checkpoint on Friday evening (December 9). (Photo courtesy of TSA)
A Norfolk, Virginia, resident was caught with this loaded 9mm gun at the checkpoint on Friday evening (December 9). (Photo courtesy of TSA)

TSA officials say these two incidences raises the number of detections of firearms at the airport to 13 in 2016. By comparison, TSA officers seized 16 guns in 2015.

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

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