Reminder: Don't bring guns & don't be Batman at the airport

RICHMOND, Va. (WVEC) -- A periodic reminder that you can get in big trouble with what you bring with you to the airport, even if you're a caped crusader.

First, a Hanover County man was caught bringing a loaded handgun into Richmond International Airport on Sunday.

TSA officers found the 9 mm semi-automatic in his carry-on at a checkpoint.  Investigators say it was loaded with 15 bullets.  The man was issued two summonses to appear in court.

Meanwhile over at Charlottesville Albemarle Airport, three razor-sharp batarangs were discovered in a carry-on bag last week:

"Batman isn't even allowed with these on a plane," noted TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein in a tweet.

The owner of these blades voluntarily surrendered them after being told they could not be taken past the TSA checkpoint. The passenger was allowed on board the flight, afterwards.


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