TSA finds loaded gun at Chattanooga airport

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Transportation Security Administration discovered a loaded firearm at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport checkpoint Monday morning.

Officers found a loaded Glock .45 caliber handgun in a passenger’s carry-on bag.

The gun was handed over to local law enforcement who escorted the passenger out of the checkpoint area.

TSA reminds passengers to thoroughly search their bags for weapons prohibited at airports.

You can transport firearms in checked baggage (if they are declared to the airline, in a proper carrying case and unloaded).

But you cannot bring them in carry-on bags.

“Passengers are responsible for the contents of bags they bring to the checkpoint,” said Mark Howell, TSA Regional Spokesperson. “Our advice is to look through bags thoroughly before coming to the airport to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items.”

TSA officers have found four guns already this year at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport.

They got ten last year.

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