TSA officer finds gun on Hopkins passenger

TSA officer finds gun on Hopkins passenger

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Officials say a woman was caught trying to bring a gun into Cleveland Hopkins Airport on Wednesday.

A Transportation Security Administration officer detected the gun at a checkpoint as it passed along the conveyor belt inside her carry-on bag.

TSA officers immediately contacted Cleveland police, who responded to the checkpoint.

The woman was issued a summons to appear in court at a later date.

Her weapon was a Hi-Point 40 Cal. Smith & Wesson JCP handgun.  Officials say she did have the proper weapons permit, but you are only allowed to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked and packed separately from the ammunition. The firearm has to be taken to the airline check-in counter.

TSA says they have detected six firearms at Hopkins checkpoints so far this year and detected a total of nine firearms last yar.

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