WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A loaded firearm was discovered at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Monday.
The Tranportation Security Administration said an agent detected the 9mm Ruger, loaded with five rounds, during x-ray screening at the security screening checkpoint.
The Wichita Airport Police Department responded, interviewed the passenger and took possession of the weapon. Law enforcement will present the case for possible charges.
“This is a good opportunity to remind passengers that firearms are not allowed at airport security checkpoints,” said TSA Kansas Federal Security Director Jay Brainard.
This is the third firearm discovered at the airport so far this year.
Firearms can only be transported in a checked bag, if declared to the airline at the ticket counter. They must be packed in a locked, hard-sided container. Firearm parts, ammunition and realistic replicas also are not allowed through security checkpoints, but can travel in checked bags.
More information on traveling with firearms.