• TSA reminds travelers on banned items while flying

    By: Eric Philips


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called to the airport after someone tried to get more than a dozen bullets through security.
    The bullets and some magazines were found at a checkpoint earlier this week.
    No one was arrested in the case.
    It's the latest in a string of incidents of people trying to get prohibited items through security.
    Channel 9 found out Transportation Security Administration agents found two more guns on passengers at security checkpoints Wednesday.
    In all of 2013, agents found 27 guns on passengers. So far this year, they found 28.
    The TSA reminded people those items can get them into trouble.           

    Items like guns, knives and surgical instruments are banned -- actual items agents seized from carryon bags.
    One of the guns TSA agents found in a carryon bag Wednesday was loaded.

    “If the firearm was lose in bag, it could have been accidental discharged with tragic consequences,” said TSA security director Kevin Frederick.

    The fines for the people caught with all of banned items ranges from a few hundred dollars to as much as $11,000 for getting caught with a gun.

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