Latest Transportation Security Administration News

Wisconsin man caught with loaded gun at Milwaukee airport

Jan. 21, 2020 4:06 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration said officials stopped a Wisconsin man with a loaded gun Tuesday while going through a checkpoint at Mitchell International Airport. The TSA said its officers saw the .38-caliber handgun loaded with six bullets when the man removed his coat and...

TSA: Arizona man tried to board Omaha flight with loaded gun

Jan. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Arizona man was allowed to board his flight after a loaded handgun was found in his bag at a security checkpoint at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, federal authorities said Friday. A news release from the federal Transportation Security Administration said the .45 caliber gun —...

Another loaded handgun found at Portland jetport

Jan. 17, 2020 2:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration on Friday stopped another loaded handgun from being taken onto a plane at the Portland International Jetport. A Hampden man tried to board a plane with a 9 mm handgun loaded with 12 bullets, the agency said. The man told officials he did not...

TSA: Guns found at WV airports nearly doubled in 2019

Jan. 16, 2020 4:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday that the number of guns found at West Virginia airports nearly doubled last year. The agency on Wednesday said officers stopped 18 firearms at airport checkpoints last year, up from 10 guns in 2018. The Tri-State...

TSA apologizes to traveler over treatment at MN airport

Jan. 14, 2020 6:40 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An official of the Transportation Security Administration apologized Tuesday to a Native American air traveler who says an agent treated her offensively at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Indigenous rights activist and attorney Tara Houska says she was headed home to...

Report: Teen missing in Florida got past airport security

Jan. 14, 2020 11:12 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing told police she used a drink coupon to get past a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. The police statement conflicts with a statement from the TSA, which said she presented a valid boarding pass. Orlando television station WESH...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 13, 2020 12:20 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: It’s time to address our eviction crisis Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 11 We’ve all heard the horror stories. The evil landlord who refuses to make necessary repairs, or ignores black mold or insect infestations. Or worse. The...

Police: Woman at airport says she forgot gun was in carry-on

Jan. 6, 2020 3:55 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman found with a loaded handgun at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport security checkpoint on Monday told authorities she forgot she had it in her carry-on bag, the Transportation Security Administration said. The TSA said the 9 mm gun was loaded with eight...

Alabama man accused of having loaded gun at DC-area airport

Jan. 3, 2020 9:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama man is accused of trying to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The .380-caliber handgun loaded with six rounds was found in the man's carry-on bag New Year's Day, WTOP-FM reported, citing a statement by the...

TSA agents stop North Dakota woman with gun, ammo in bag

Jan. 2, 2020 6:22 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Agents from the Transportation Security Administration stopped a North Dakota woman who was about to board a flight with a loaded handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition in her carry-on bag on Thursday, Bismarck police said. The 58-year-old woman from Hurdsfield was trying to...