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Another Firearm Found In Carry-On At Port Columbus

TSA officials discovered a loaded handgun at a checkpoint at Port Columbus International airport on Thursday.
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TSA officials discovered a loaded handgun at a checkpoint at Port Columbus International airport on Thursday.

According to the TSA, the loaded Ruger .380 pistol was found in a passenger’s carry-on bag around 12:30 p.m.  TSA immediately reported the weapon to airport police, who took possession of the bag. 

It’s the 13th firearm discovered at a TSA checkpoint at Port Columbus this year alone.  In 2013, 10 firearms were found.

The TSA says in addition to potential criminal charges, passengers who bring firearms to a checkpoint could also face civil penalties.  However, it’s unclear if the passenger will be charged in the latest case.