TSA officers stop man with handgun at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

TSA officers stop man with handgun at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
TSA officers stop man with handgun at Hopkins Airport (Source: TSA)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport stopped a man with a 9 mm handgun and a loaded magazine from boarding an airplane Saturday.

TSA said that around 5 a.m. an officer found the gun in the man’s carry-on bag.

The TSA officer immediately notified Cleveland Police.

A deputy came to the checkpoint and took the weapon.

The TSA said a typical first offense for carrying a loaded handgun into a checkpoint is $4,100 but can go as high as $13,669.

Even individuals with concealed carry permits are not allowed to bring a firearm into the passenger section of an airplane.

You can bring firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packed in a hardback case, unloaded and declared at the airline check-in counter.

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