Gun detected at TSA checkpoint at Norfolk International Airport

NORFOLK, Va. (AP/WVEC) - A Virginia Beach man who authorities say brought a loaded handgun to the airport has been cited.

Transportation Security Administration officers found the handgun in a carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport on Sunday.

The TSA says the gun was a .380-caliber handgun that was loaded with seven bullets and was detected as it went through an X-ray machine.

Airport police confiscated the man's gun and cited him on a weapons charge.

TSA is using this incident as a reminder that there is a proper way to travel with a firearm. Airlines may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms, so travelers should contact 

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