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Forest woman stopped with gun at Roanoke Airport

TSA finds a loaded gun in luggage

TSA finds loaded handgun in luggage at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.
TSA finds loaded handgun in luggage at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

ROANOKE, Va. – The Transportation Security Administration finds a loaded handgun in luggage at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

TSA says the Forest woman had a 9mm handgun in her carry-on.  

Screeners say the gun was loaded with ten bullets.

People who bring a handgun to the checkpoint could be fined up to $13,000, though a first offense typically brings a fine of $3,900. 

This applies to travelers with or without a concealed carry permit.  

Passengers can travel with firearmss in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declased.

They must be unloaded and packed in a hard-side case and locked. 

TSA says this is the first gun found at the airport this year.