The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says its agents stopped a woman with a loaded gun in her carry-on at Logan International Airport checkpoint the day before Thanksgiving.
TSA spokesperson Dan Velez said in a tweet on Thursday that Massachusetts State Police (MSP) responded to the incident and the unidentified woman was cited on a state charge.
Velez added that TSA officers have detected a total of 16 firearms at Boston security checkpoints this year.
Yesterday @TSA officers @BostonLogan detected this loaded .357 Magnum along with five rounds in a woman’s carry-on bag. @MassStatePolice responded and cited the woman on a state charge. @TSA officers have detected 16 firearms at BOS security checkpoints this year. #travelfail pic.twitter.com/vaAvJDJFic— TSA_NewEngland (@TSA_NewEngland) November 25, 2021
Firearms can only be transported on a commercial aircraft if they are unloaded, packed in a locked case and in checked baggage, TSA told The Associated Press.
The Hill has reached to MSP and the TSA for further comment.