Loaded handgun in carry-on bag at Seattle airport
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says TSA agents found a loaded handgun with extra ammunition in the carry-on bag of man getting ready to board a plane from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Minneapolis.
Spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said Port of Seattle police arrested the man Wednesday at a security checkpoint. She described the weapon as a .380-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds. A loaded spare clip was also found.
Dankers notes that firearms and ammunition are prohibited in carry-on baggage. Since January, TSA officers nationwide have found more than 800 firearms in carry-on bags.