17-year-old detained at airport after gun found in carry-on bag
ROANOKE, VA (WWBT) - A 17-year-old from Roanoke was stopped by security officials at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport checkpoint on Friday after a TSA officer detected a .38 caliber revolver inside the boy's carry-on bag.
The gun was not loaded at the time it went through the x-ray machine, a TSA official said.
Airport police responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the handgun, and detained him for questioning.
TSA officials issued a reminder that those who bring weapons to a checkpoint could face federal civil penalties of up to $13,000. A typical first offense is $3,900.
Click here for the full list of penalties.
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