RDU passenger stopped with 2 guns in carry-on, TSA says
Posted March 7
Updated March 8
Morrisville, N.C. — Officers with the Transportation Security Administration on Tuesday stopped a passenger from bringing two loaded guns on board a plane at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
The guns were found at a TSA precheck checkpoint, according to TSA officials. TSA officers have now taken nine firearms from passengers at RDU in 2017.
A total of 54 guns were taken in 2016.
TSA officers detected both the guns and ammunition inside the passengers carry-on luggage when it went through the X-ray machine. The officers then contacted the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Police Department.
The passenger, who was not identified, was questioned and cited.
Officials said passengers who are caught with a gun at a checkpoint lose their precheck benefits for two years.