ROANOKE, Va. — Security screeners at the Roanoke Regional Airport found a loaded handgun in a Rocky Mount man's carry on bag Thursday morning.
The man, who's name was not released, was cited following the incident.
Here is the complete announcement from the Transportation Security Administration:
Rocky Mount man cited for bringing loaded gun to Roanoke Regional Airport (with photo)
A Rocky Mount, VA, man was cited on state weapons charges yesterday after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) detected a loaded .38 caliber Ruger firearm loaded with six rounds in the man’s carry-on bag.
The alert TSA officer detected the gun as it passed through the x-ray machine at the checkpoint yesterday morning just before 7 a.m. The man was originally ticketed to fly to Atlanta.