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TSA officers stop Virginia Beach man from boarding plane with loaded gun

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Posted at 12:38 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 12:38:17-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A Virginia Beach man attempted to bring a  .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with six bullets onto his flight from Norfolk to Chicago Tuesday.

TSA officers saw the gun in the man’s carry-on bag as it went through the checkpoint x-ray machine in the Norfolk International Airport.

(Photo: TSA)

(Photo: TSA)

TSA officers immediately contacted Norfolk Airport Authority Police, who confiscated the weapon and gave the man a citation on a state weapon charge.

For information on how to properly travel with a firearm, visit the TSA’s website here.