NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) stopped a man from carrying a loaded handgun onto his flight on Tuesday.
According to a news release, TSA stopped the man when his carry-on bag triggered an alarm as it went through the security checkpoint. TSA spotted a .380 caliber handgun loaded with six bullets.
Norfolk Airport Authority Police confiscated the gun, issued the man a summons, and turned over the case to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney for possible prosecution.
Firearms caught by TSA officers at Norfolk International Airport checkpoints, 2016 to 2022
|Year||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||2021||2022(As of 7/19/22)|
|Guns caught at Norfolk Airport checkpoints||14||10||21||15||12||23||13|
As noted in the table above, TSA officers at ORF have detected 23 guns at security checkpoints in 2021. They’ve detected 13 guns so far this year.