Authorities: Man caught trying to bring loaded gun onto flight at Westchester County Airport

Transportation Security Administration officers say the Florida man had a 9 mm handgun that was loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber, when he was trying to get onto his flight.

Lee Danuff

Mar 8, 2023, 10:49 PM

Updated 464 days ago

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Authorities say a man was caught trying to bring a loaded gun onto a plane at Westchester County Airport Monday. 
Transportation Security Administration officers say the Florida man had a 9 mm handgun that was loaded with seven bullets, including one in the chamber, when he was trying to get onto his flight. 
Officials say an X-ray alerted them to inspect his carry-on bag, and the gun was subsequently removed by police. 
They say the man told officials he forgot he had his loaded gun with him. 
Authorities say he faces a "stiff financial civil penalty for bringing a gun to a TSA security checkpoint." The penalty for carrying weapons recently increased to a


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