Man cited for having gun at Richmond airport


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Airport police have cited a Chesterfield County man who brought a loaded gun past a security checkpoint.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says TSA officers staffing a checkpoint X-ray machine discovered the 9mm handgun in a carry-on bag. The gun was loaded with seven rounds and the bag contained an extra magazine.

Airport police confiscated the gun and cited the man on a state weapons charge.

The TSA says the incident occurred on Monday. Airport operations weren’t affected.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up