RICHMOND, VA. (WRIC) — The Transportation Security Administration said officers at Richmond International Airport stopped a Richmond woman from taking a loaded handgun onto a flight on Tuesday.
TSA said the woman’s .380 caliber handgun loaded with eight bullets was detected at an X-ray machine in her carry-on items at a security checkpoint.
TSA then alerted police, who arrested the woman on a weapons charge and confiscated her handgun. She is also facing a federal financial civil penalty for bringing a loaded gun to an airport security checkpoint.
So far this year, TSA has confiscated 15 firearms at Richmond International Airport.