Woman stopped with loaded gun at Yeager Airport

A Huntington woman is facing charges after trying to carry a loaded gun onto a plane at Yeager Airport in Charleston this weekend.

Transportation Security Administration officers found the loaded 9-millimeter handgun in her carry-on as she went through screening.

The gun had 19 bullets, including one in the chamber.

Officers contacted the police, who confiscated the gun.

“Firearms are not permitted to be carried through security checkpoints and onto planes,” John C. Allen, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “It does not matter if the firearm is loaded or unloaded. The strict regulation on ‘no firearms’ is for security and safety purposes. Responsible gun owners know where their guns are at all times and they know not to bring them to an airport security checkpoint. I commend the TSA officers who intercepted this deadly weapon.”

TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its website.

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