TSA confiscates loaded handgun at Charlotte Douglas Airport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Transportation Security Administration says an Indiana man has been cited after officers found a loaded handgun in his bag at a North Carolina airport checkpoint.

A news release says the man was at a checkpoint at Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Tuesday when a loaded Glock Model 42 .380 caliber pistol was detected on the x-ray machine.

The TSA officer contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which responded to the checkpoint.

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

It's the third time TSA officers have detected firearms at Charlotte Douglas checkpoints in 2018. Last year. TSA found 68 firearms at the airport checkpoints.