TSA Finds Loaded Gun In Luggage At Syracuse Airport

Syracuse, N.Y. - Another gun has been confiscated at Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

TSA officers found a loaded 45 caliber handgun during an x-ray of the man's belongings at a checkpoint on February 8th.

The madison county man was questioned by police and the gun confiscated. He now faces stiff Federal civil penalties which could be anywhere from $4,100 dollars up to over $13,00 dollars.

“It is once again disappointing to discover a loaded handgun in carry-on luggage at the checkpoint, that was brought to the airport by an individual who failed to be aware of where their weapon was,” said Bart R. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director. “I would like to commend the actions of the officers who discovered the weapon, and through their actions, prevented the weapon from getting onto the plane.”

(Photo courtesy of TSA)

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