Mars man accused of having handgun at Pittsburgh airport
A Butler County man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint Wednesday with a loaded 9 mm handgun, officials said.
The TSA said it was the 29th gun found at the Pittsburgh airport checkpoint this year. Last year 34 guns were found.
Allegheny County police interviewed the man from Mars, according to a TSA statement. His name wasn’t available Thursday.
People who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges. Even travelers with concealed firearm permits are not allowed to bring guns onto airplanes in their carry-on bags.
The complete list of penalties is posted online.
TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its website. Travelers should also contact their airline regarding firearm and ammunition carriage policies as they may have additional requirements.
Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chuck at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter .