TSA: Passenger’s gun spotted at Cleveland Hopkins security check - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

TSA: Passenger’s gun spotted at Cleveland Hopkins security checkpoint

Gun found in passenger's bag at CLE airport. (Source: Transportation Security Administration) Gun found in passenger's bag at CLE airport. (Source: Transportation Security Administration)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A passenger packing a gun was prevented from boarding a plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Wednesday thanks to Transportation Security Administration officers.

It happened around 3 p.m. at the north security checkpoint, lane three.

Officers spotted the Sig Sauer Model P229 .40 Cal handgun just as the man was passing through the X-ray machine at the airport checkpoint.

The gun was inside the passenger’s carry-on bag.

To date, TSA officers have detected five firearms at CLE checkpoints this year. TSA found 19 firearms at CLE last year.

According to TSA, there is a right way to travel with a firearm and a wrong way. 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. Then the firearm must be taken to the airline check-in counter. 

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