SIGN OF TIMES: PASSENGER GUNS CONFISCATED AT KANAWHA AIRPORT

(02/13/2017)

A woman was caught with a loaded handgun at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Sunday morning.

Airport officials say the woman, from South Charleston, entered the TSA checkpoint and placed her carry-on items in bins to pass through the metal detector. TSA officers then spotted a .22 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets.

Yeager Airport Police then responded, confiscated the gun and cited the woman on a state weapons charge.

This was the second time in 2017 that TSA has found a gun at Yeager Airport.

Following WV's free carry law, ten guns were found at the airport during all of 2016.

Historically, in previous years, it was rare to have a passenger with a gun.


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