Police Stop Passenger with Gun at Pittsburgh International Airport

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Pittsburgh International Airport

PITTSBURGH, PA – On Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at 3:25 am, TSA officers observed a loaded SigSauer 9mm handgun within a passenger’s duffel bag at the Main Security Checkpoint of Pittsburgh International Airport and alerted Allegheny County Police of their finding.

County Police were able to determine that the 30-year-old male passenger possessed a valid concealed carry permit and left the firearm in his bag. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified. At this time, charges are not expected to be filed by County Police.

The firearm is in the possession of County Police.

Passengers who bring firearms into an airport checkpoint can face federal civil fines from the Transportation Security Administration up to $10,000. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $13,910.

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