WVa woman cited after loaded gun detected at airport
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been cited after a loaded handgun was detected in a bag at an airport.
The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release TSA officers spotted the handgun Saturday at Charleston’s Yeager Airport.
The statement says the woman was not ticketed to fly but had received an airline gate pass to escort a ticketed passenger to the gate. After the .380-caliber handgun loaded with five bullets was spotted at a security checkpoint, TSA officials notified airport police who cited her on weapons charges.
The woman is a Beckley resident. Her name was not released.