Gun detected at Norfolk International Airport by TSA

Posted at 12:17 PM, Aug 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 02:01:26-04

NORFOLK, Va. — A woman was found to be caring a gun in Norfolk International Airport by the Transportation Security Administration on Monday.

Photo provided by TSA.

Airport officials said the gun was detected at a TSA checkpoint on the woman when she was helping her father to a gate for his flight. TSA observed a .38 caliber handgun in her bag. It was loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber allegedly.

The woman did have a “gate pass” from the airline to enable her to escort her father to his gate for his flight when her gun was allegedly located at the checkpoint.

After airport police responded, the woman was cited with a weapons charge. Her interference with checkpoint procedures resulted in the temporary closure of the checkpoint while officials dealt with the loaded gun incident, according to airport officials.

This was the 15th gun recovered at a TSA checkpoint in Norfolk International Airport in 2018.