CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man on Tuesday was caught trying to bring a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at Yeager Airport, officials said.
The federal Transportation Security Administration said the man told security that he had forgotten he brought his 9 mm handgun to the Charleston airport.
He was detained, had his gun confiscated and was cited on weapons charges, according to a news release. The man’s name was not released but officials said he is from Huntington.
The TSA said a typical fine for someone who brings a handgun to an airport checkpoint is $4,100.
More than 4,000 firearms were found in carry-on bags at airport checkpoints last year, the TSA said. Two guns have been found by Yeager Airport so far this year.