• TSA prevents Indiana man from boarding plane with gun at Charlotte airport


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officers with the Transportation Security Administration prevented an Indiana man from boarding a plane with a loaded handgun Tuesday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

    TSA officials said they found a Glock Model 42 .380 caliber pistol in the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through an X-ray machine at Checkpoint A.

    Officials said the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were contacted after the gun was discovered and responded to the checkpoint.

    [RELATED: TSA catches record number of guns at Charlotte airport in 2017]

    CMPD officers questioned the man and cited him for carrying a weapon on airport property, officials said.

    TSA officers have detected three firearms at CLT checkpoints this year, officials said, while 68 firearms were found in 2017.

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