DES MOINES, Iowa -- The TSA says a loaded firearm was found in a carry-on bag at the Des Moines International Airport on Wednesday.
The loaded 9mm handgun was discovered during x-ray screening of carry-on bags. Des Moines Police confiscated the weapon and cited the passenger. That passenger was allowed to rebook a later flight out of Des Moines.
This is the fourth time in 2018 that a firearm has been found in a bag at the airport. In 2017 a total of six guns were found in bags. Guns are not allowed in carry-on bags, no matter if the passenger has a permit to carry. A passenger faces up to a $13,000 fine if they attempt to bring a gun on a plane.