Man cited for trying to bring loaded gun aboard plane at Charlotte-Douglas

Photo: Transportation Security Administration 

A North Carolina man was cited by police after he attempted to bring a loaded handgun aboard a plane Thursday at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. 

The incident occurred early Thursday morning at Checkpoint B. The man was stopped by TSA officers with a loaded Beretta Model PX4 Storm .40 cal. pistol. 

TSA detected the firearm as the man’s backpack passed along the conveyor belt in the checkpoint X-ray machine. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were immediately contacted and responded to the checkpoint.

The passenger was questioned and cited for carrying a weapon on airport property.

To date, TSA officers have detected five firearms at CLT checkpoints this year. TSA found 68 firearms at CLT last year.

TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm on TSA.gov.