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Woman cited for trying to bring gun on airplane in Norfolk; 2nd gun caught at Norfolk airport since Friday

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 11:58:34-05

Norfolk, Va. – A woman was cited at Norfolk International Airport on Monday for trying to bring a loaded gun on an airplane. This is the second gun caught at Norfolk International Airport since Friday and the 15th that TSA officers have detected at Norfolk this year.

Transportation Security Administration officers detected the .380 caliber handgun as it passed along the X-ray machine’s conveyor belt. The gun was loaded with six rounds of ammunition, including one bullet in the chamber.

(Norfolk International Airport)

(Norfolk International Airport)

The woman, who is a resident of Amissville, Virginia, was cited on a state weapons charge. The gun was confiscated by the Norfolk Airport Authority Police.

There was no impact to airport operations.

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