A West Virginia woman was stopped by TSA officers at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) on Wednesday when they detected a loaded handgun in her backpack, according to a TSA news release.
The Monongalia County resident was stopped at the checkpoint with a 9mm handgun that was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber, officials said. It marked the seventh gun stopped at the checkpoint so far this calendar year. In 2018, TSA officers at the Pittsburgh Airport caught 34 firearms at the checkpoint.
TSA contacted the Allegheny County Police, which responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the firearm and detained the Maidsville, West Virginia, woman for questioning.
The woman’s name was not released.
Last week, TSA officers found a loaded gun in a Shinnston woman’s carry-on at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport.