Man stopped at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport with loaded gun and ammunition

- A man was stopped at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport after he tried to bring a loaded weapon and ammunition on to a plane. 

Just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday Transportation Security Administration officers stopped a man at the Checkpoint B pre-check lane. The man had a loaded nine millimeter handgun on him, according to the officers.

Officers saw the gun and ammunition inside the man’s carry-on as as it passed along the X-ray machine conveyor belt. 

TSA officers immediately contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which responded to the checkpoint. They questioned the passenger and he was cited for carrying a firearm on airport property.

TSA says passengers are permitted to travel with firearms if they are unloaded, in a hard-side case, locked, and placed in a checked bag. The firearm also has to be packed separately from ammunition. They ask that passengers do not bring firearms to checkpoints. 

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