• 57°

TSA officers find loaded gun in carry-on bag

Transportation Security Administration

CHARLOTTE – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a North Carolina man from bringing a loaded handgun on board a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint.

The incident occurred this morning at Checkpoint B. The man was stopped by TSA officers with a loaded .32 L.W. SeeCamp handgun.

TSA Transportation Security Officer Corey Petry detected the firearm as the man’s carry-on bag passed along the conveyor belt in the checkpoint X-ray machine. Petry immediately contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which responded to the checkpoint. The passenger was questioned and cited on a local charge of carrying a weapon on airport property.

To date, TSA officers have detected 24 firearms at CLT checkpoints this year. TSA found 68 firearms at CLT last year.

There is a right way to travel with a firearm and a wrong way, according to TSA, and the wrong way is to bring it to a checkpoint.

Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked and packed separately from ammunition. The firearm must be taken to the airline check-in counter.

TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm on TSA.gov. Airlines may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition so travelers should contact their airline regarding firearm and ammunition carriage policies.

The Transportation Security Administration screens approximately 2 million passengers and their luggage every day for prohibited items, including weapons and explosives.

Comments

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras

Education

Educators reflect on Teacher Appreciation Week

Education

Livingstone College wins $30,000 Home Depot grant

Education

Shoutouts

News

Shield-A-Badge With Prayer program enters 26th year, accepting volunteers to pair with officers

Education

COVID-19 infection, quarantine numbers in Rowan-Salisbury Schools reach new highs

High School

High school football: Offensive line came together for Hornets, who play for state title tonight

Local

Pro baseball: White makes pro debut and says, ‘It felt amazing to be out there’

Education

West Rowan Middle eighth grader wins investment writing contest

Local

YSUP Rowan invites agencies to participate in youth-focused training