CHANTILLY, Va. (AP)- A Fairfax County man has been cited by police after trying to bring a loaded gun through the security checkpoint at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration says officers detected the handgun with five rounds of ammunition in the man's carry-on bag Sunday. Airport police confiscated the weapon and cited the man on a state weapons charge.
The TSA says there was no impact to airport operations. This is the third gun that TSA officers have detected at one of the airport checkpoints this calendar year.
The agency says passengers are only allowed to travel with guns in their checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline. Passengers who bring guns to security checkpoints could face criminal charges and penalties up to $11,000.