Pittsburgh airport screeners find loaded handgun in passenger’s bag

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FILE – This June 9, 2019, file photo shows the TSA security checkpoint in Pittsburgh International’s Landside terminal in Imperial, Pa. A U.S. appeals court says travelers can sue the government over mistreatment by federal airport screeners because the agents can act like law enforcement officers, including when they conduct invasive searches. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Screeners at Pittsburgh International Airport found a loaded .22-caliber handgun in a passenger’s carry-on bag.

The incident took place Thursday morning at the airport’s main security checkpoint. Allegheny County Police say the female passenger had a valid concealed carry permit and had inadvertently left the gun in her bag.

Police say the passenger was permitted to board her flight without the weapon. No charges have been filed.

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