TSA stops Kenosha resident with loaded firearm in carry-on at Mitchell International

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- TSA officers at Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport prevented a handgun from making its way onboard an airplane Friday, Sept. 3.

An officer spotted the handgun on the X-ray screen during routine screening of carry-on luggage around 5:15 a.m.

The firearm was loaded with a round chambered. 

Officials say the traveler, a Kenosha resident, had a concealed carry permit. 

A deputy responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the firearm and issued a citation.

On Aug. 25, officers stated that 17 guns had been caught by TSA officials so far this year, surpassing those stopped in 2020.

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