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Oops, I Have a Gun: Man Boarding Plane at Dulles Had Firearm

TSA workers detected the weapon and cited him on a state weapons charge.

During the week prior to finding a loaded weapon on a man at Dulles airport, TSA workers found dozens of guns on passengers. Credit: TSA
During the week prior to finding a loaded weapon on a man at Dulles airport, TSA workers found dozens of guns on passengers. Credit: TSA

Transportation Security Administration personnel stopped a man boarding a plane for Colorado Springs earlier this week after detecting a loaded handgun in his bag, according to a blog on The Washington Post website.

TSA officers confiscated the gun and issued the weapons charge, according to the blog. The man’s name was not released.

“TSA screens approximately 20,000 passengers and their carry-on bags each day here at Dulles, and our TSA officers remain focused on threats to the flying public,” said Scott Johnson, TSA’s Federal Security Director at the airport, according to the report.

During the week of Thanksgiving, TSA detected 34 firearms across teh country, 27 of which were loaded.

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