Harrisburg airport TSA catches man with guns


TSA officers detected these handguns in a traveler’s carry-on bag at Harrisburg International Airport on Saturday. (TSA photo)

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Florida resident was issued a summons by police on Saturday after Transportation Security Administration officers at Harrisburg International Airport caught him with two guns in his carry-on bag.

The airport says these guns marked the fifth and sixth guns caught at the airport so far this year, tying the number caught during all 12 months of 2018.

TSA officers caught the man with two unloaded .22 caliber handguns in the bottom of his black duffel bag as it entered the checkpoint X-ray machine.

TSA officers notified the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority police. Officers came to the checkpoint and cited the man with disorderly conduct. 

The man told officials that he did not know he had the guns with him because he grabbed the wrong duffle bag when he headed to the airport. 

Firearms are permitted in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition.

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