TSA finds 2 guns in Atlanta airport screenings - New York News

TSA finds 2 guns in Atlanta airport screenings

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy of TSA Courtesy of TSA
Detected firearm, courtesy of TSA Detected firearm, courtesy of TSA

ATLANTA (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says its screeners found loaded guns in carry-on bags of two passengers trying to board flights at Atlanta's airport - the first time the agency has detected firearms at the airport since Georgia's new law relaxing carrying restrictions took effect last week.

The TSA said both weapons - a .40-caliber handgun and a .22-caliber revolver - were found at security checkpoints three hours apart Wednesday at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Police interviewed and released both passengers, but the TSA said each will likely be assessed a federal civil penalty of $3,000 minimum.

Since July 1, Georgia law allows licensed gun owners to legally carry weapons in unrestricted areas of airports. The TSA said Atlanta screenings turned up nearly 50 guns this year before the law took effect.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Reminder: Speed cameras in LI school zones

    Reminder: Speed cameras in LI school zones

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:33 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:33:47 GMT
    Reminder for drivers that as children head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones. Officials say speed cams will be fully operational at 25 locations this week. That will more than double eventually.
    Reminder for drivers that as children head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones. Officials say speed cams will be fully operational at 25 locations this week. That will more than double eventually.
  • Hope's Land of Candy

    Hope's Land of Candy

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
    Step through the doors of Hope's Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you''ll be taking a trip back in time. There's no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there's the candy.. lots and lots of it.
  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices