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Virginia Woman Stopped at RIC Airport with Loaded Gun

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This gun was detected by a TSA officer at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint. (Photo courtesy of TSA) This gun was detected by a TSA officer at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint. (Photo courtesy of TSA)

A Virginia woman was stopped by TSA officers at Richmond International Airport on Thursday, July 18 at 7 a.m. when they detected a loaded gun in the woman's carry-on bag.

The Richmond International Airport Police Department responded and confiscated the .38 caliber handgun, loaded with 6 rounds. The woman, originally ticketed to fly to Philadelphia was arrested on a state charge. There were no impact to airport operations.

The incident marks the second time this year that TSA detected a gun in a passenger's carry-on at the RIC checkpoint.

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