Dillsburg man stopped by TSA after loaded gun found at security checkpoint
A York County man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officials after a loaded gun was found in his possession before a flight Monday, according to law enforcement officials.
The Dillsburg resident was stopped at Harrisburg International Airport after TSA officers found the 9mm handgun inside a carry-on bag in the X-ray security checkpoint area. The gun, which was confiscated by local police, was loaded with seven bullets, according to a TSA news release.
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In addition to a summary offense issued by police, the Dillsburg man also faces a financial civil penalty for carrying weapons — which was recently increased to a maximum of $15,000.
Airplane passengers are only permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage. The firearms must be unloaded and packed in a hard-sided, locked case and declared at the ticket counter when checking in luggage before the flight.
Additional information on how to travel with a firearm can be found by visiting the TSA website.