CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented a North Carolina man from bringing a loaded handgun on board a plane at a Charlotte Douglas International Airport checkpoint.
The incident occurred this morning at Checkpoint B. The man was stopped by TSA officers with a loaded Kimber .380 CDP Micro handgun, authorities report.
TSA Transportation Security Officer Dashnelle Anderson-Quick detected the firearm as the man’s carry-on bag passed along the conveyor belt in the checkpoint X-ray machine. Anderson-Quick immediately contacted the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, which responded to the checkpoint.
The passenger was questioned and cited on a local charge of carrying a weapon on airport property.
To date, TSA officers have detected 29 firearms at CLT checkpoints this year. TSA found 68 firearms at CLT last year.
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