NORFOLK, Va. – TSA officers at Norfolk International Airport stopped a man from bringing a semi-automatic handgun onto a plane on Sunday, September 25.
The man was stopped by TSA officers at the security checkpoint with a 9 mm handgun and 48 rounds of ammunition, according to a release from the TSA.
The gun was detected as it passed through the checkpoint X-ray machine. TSA officers staffing the checkpoint immediately contacted Norfolk Airport Authority Police, which responded to the checkpoint.
Since the man had properly packed the unloaded firearm in a locked, hard-side case, separately from the ammunition, he was permitted to return to the airline check-in counter to check the firearm to travel with other checked baggage beneath the plane.