Yorktown man cited after loaded 9mm gun is discovered in carry-on bag at Norfolk Airport

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jun 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-02 16:45:11-04

Norfolk, Va. – Officials cited a Yorktown man on Sunday after they say a loaded 9mm handgun was discovered in his carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport.

They say he was stopped at a checkpoint after they detected the weapon using the X-ray machine.

Officers responded to the checkpoint and confiscated the gun. The man was cited on a local weapons charge.

They say the gun had six rounds of ammunition inside of it.

Weapons are not permitted in carry-on bags. They can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.