Virginia Beach man caught with loaded gun at ORF

(Photo courtesy TSA)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found a loaded handgun in a carry-on bag at a Norfolk International Airport checkpoint Thursday morning.

TSA stopped a Virginia Beach when they spotted the 45 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets as it was going through the checkpoint x-ray machine.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Norfolk Airport Authority Police.

This was the third gun caught at a Norfolk airport checkpoint so far in 2017. TSA officers stopped 14 passengers with firearms at Norfolk International in 2016.

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