Passenger arrested at Detroit Metro Airport for loaded gun in carry-on bag

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:17:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2012 08:06:12 PM EDT
ROMULUS, Mich. -

TSA wants to remind passengers to use common sense when flying after a loaded .38 revolver was found in a bag at the McNamara Terminal of Detroit Metro Airport.

The loaded gun was found Tuesday in a passenger’s carry-on bag at a security check point.

TSA says firearms can be transported in checked luggage only if declared to the air carrier first and properly packaged.

"Transportation security officers are dedicated to ensuring that dangerous items do not make their way onto aircraft," said Bob Ball, TSA DTW federal security director. "Almost all of the nearly 4 firearms found daily at security checkpoints nationwide are brought inadvertently. Travelers should makes sure to check their bags for any prohibited items before leaving for the airport."

Police confiscated the firearm and arrested the passenger who could now face both criminal charges and civil penalties.

For more information from the TSA on how to properly travel with firearms click HERE.



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