CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - 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.