TSA: Woman escorting father at ORF caught carrying loaded gun in bag

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk woman who was escorting her father to his gate at Norfolk International Airport was caught carrying a loaded handgun, officials say.

The Transportation Security Administration said the woman had gotten a “gate pass” from an airline so she could escort her father. When she got to a checkpoint, officials said TSA officers noticed a .38 caliber handgun in her bag.          

Officials said the gun was loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber.

This is the fifteenth time in 2018 TSA officers have detected a gun at one of the checkpoints at ORF. This is the most guns detected at Norfolk’s airport since 16 in 2015.

It far exceeds the 10 guns detected in 2017.

More information about prohibited items at airports and on flights can be found at this link.

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