A West Virginia woman was caught trying to bring a loaded gun on an airplane Sunday morning. Officers with the Transportation Security Administration at Yeager Airport say they detected a handgun in one of the woman’s carry-on bags.
The incident marked the second person with a loaded gun stopped by TSA in the last four days at Yeager Airport.
TSA officers detected the .38 caliber handgun, in the woman’s carry-on bag as she was passing through the airport checkpoint. According to officers, the gun was loaded with five bullets. The TSA officer who was staffing the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the gun inside the woman’s bag as it moved along the conveyor belt.
In both instances, on April 13 and 17, the firearms were .38 caliber handguns. They marked the second and third guns that TSA officers have intercepted at the checkpoint so far this year, which is more than they detected during all of 2015. TSA officers detected two firearms at the Yeager Airport checkpoint in 2015.
TSA officers immediately contacted the Yeager Airport Police, which responded and confiscated the gun from the woman. There was no impact to airport operations.