CLEVELAND -- Police were called to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after a gun was found inside a man’s carry-on bag Wednesday afternoon.
It happened shortly after 3 p.m. at the north security checkpoint. TSA officials say a Sig Sauer Model P229 .40 Cal handgun was found while the bag was passing through the checkpoint’s X-ray machine.
Cleveland police were notified and responded to the scene.
To date, TSA officers have detected five firearms at CLE checkpoints this year. TSA found 19 firearms at CLE last year, officials say.
Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked and packed separately from ammunition.