NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) stopped a Florida man on Wednesday from carrying a gun onto a plane at Norfolk International Airport.

According to a press release, TSA stopped the man when his carry-on triggered an alarm at the security checkpoint. TSA alerted airport police who confiscated the 9 mm gun and cited the man on a weapons violation.

Firearms caught by TSA officers at Norfolk International Airport checkpoints, 2016 to 2022

Year2016201720182019202020212022(As of 10/19/22)
Guns caught at Norfolk Airport checkpoints14102115122322

As listed in the table above, 23 guns were caught by TSA officers at Norfolk International Airport in 2021. There have been 22 guns caught so far this year.