TSA finds pistol in carry-on bag
IMPERIAL (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says it found a pistol and ammunition in a man’s carry-on bag as he passed through security at Pittsburgh International Airport.
TSA officials told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the man wasn’t allowed take the gun past security, and faces up to a $11,000 civil penalty for bringing the weapon to the checkpoint.
But Allegheny County police say they don’t plan to charge the man with a crime because he had a license to carry the .380-caliber gun.
The TSA alerted the county because its police patrol the airport.
The incident happened Sunday but was reported Monday by the TSA.
The 35-year-old man’s name wasn’t released by authorities.
He was allowed to board his flight to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.