Gun and Ammunition Found at Airport Checkpoint
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- The Transportation Security Administration cited a traveler at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for carrying a firearm.
Michael Lemons was issued a citation for carrying a weapon on airport property.
Authorities say a 9mm pistol, loaded magazine and loose rounds of ammunition were found in Lemons' bag around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday.
"It’s important for passengers to be aware of the contents of carry-on bags to ensure they contain no prohibited items," said Jon Allen, TSA spokesman.
According to a release, 1,549 firearms were discovered at TSA checkpoints nationwide in 2012. This was the fourth gun discovery of 2013 at Charlotte Douglas Airport.