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TSA stops man attempting to bring gun onto plane at Norfolk International Airport

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Posted at 10:22 AM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 18:24:01-04
This 9mm handgun was detected by TSA officers at the Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Sunday, September 25th. (Photo courtesy of TSA.)

This 9mm handgun was detected by TSA officers at the Norfolk International Airport checkpoint on Sunday, September 25th. (Photo courtesy of TSA.)

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.

Click here to read more details on how to properly travel with a firearm.

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