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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

This morning around 7:30 a.m. Transportation Security Administration officials stopped a passenger after it was discovered he brought a loaded weapon.

The incident occurred at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in the TSA precheck line. The passenger was stopped by officers with the loaded Seecamp .380 caliber handgun pictured above

The TSA officer working the checkpoint X-ray machine detected the firearm as it passed along the conveyor belt inside the man’s carry-on bag. TSA officers immediately contacted the Cleveland Police Department, which responded to the checkpoint.

Dos and Dont’s

Passengers should never bring their firearms through checkpoint.

If you want to travel with your weapons if you follow these regulations.

Firearms may be kept in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition. Then the firearm must be taken to the airline check-in counter.

TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm on their website. (Rules vary by airport)

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

First and Second Picture Courtesy of Michael Francis McElroy and Getty Images

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