Williamsburg man caught with loaded handgun at Dulles Airport

TSA officers prevented a man from bringing this loaded handgun onto an airplane on Monday at Dulles Airport. (TSA photo)

WASHINGTON (WAVY) — TSA officials say a Williamsburg man was cited Monday after he was caught with a loaded handgun at Washington Dulles International Airport.

The gun was detected in the man’s carry-on luggage as he was passing through a checkpoint. TSA says Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police confiscated the gun and cited the man on weapons charges.

TSA officials say the man had a ticket to to Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates.

Firearms and firearm ammunition are not allowed in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags.