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Officers catch second man in one week with loaded gun at Norfolk Int'l Airport

On Tuesday, officers caught the man with a 9mm handgun loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber.

NORFOLK, Va. — For the second time in less than a week, security teams at Norfolk International Airport (ORF) said they stopped a man from bringing a loaded gun on a flight.

Lisa Farbstein, a spokesperson for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), said officers caught the Chesapeake man with a 9mm handgun loaded with eight bullets, including one in the chamber.

This incident happened on Tuesday, just three days after another Chesapeake man was caught with a loaded gun at ORF.

Farbstein said the case has been forwarded to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney for possible criminal prosecution. The man also faces a federal financial civil penalty.

Credit: Transportation Security Administration

It is possible to bring guns on flights but to do that safely, there are strict rules about how to store and check them.

Author's note: The video above is on file from July 2021.

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