TSA finds 2 firearms in carry-on luggage at Detroit Metro Airport

Guns found in separate instances at DTW

This loaded 9mm Glock firearm was discovered by TSA officers at Detroit Metropolitan International Airport on March 19th. (Photo courtesy of TSA)

DETROIT – Two firearms were found in separate instances Thursday morning by the Transportation Security Administration at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The first was found about 5 a.m. in the carry-on luggage of a 41-year-old woman flying to Fort Lauderdale. She was carrying a loaded 9 mm Glock. TSA immediately notified local law enforcement, who arrested the passenger on a local charge.

The second firearm was found in the carry-on bag of a 56-year-old man flying to Dallas. He was carrying a loaded .38 caliber revolver.

Four firearms have been found in carry-on luggage at DTW this year. There were 32 firearms detected at DTW in 2014.

Firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, but can be packed in checked bags as long as they are unloaded and declared to the airline.

Individuals who bring firearms to security checkpoints are referred to law enforcement and subject to criminal penalties, as well as civil penalties imposed by the TSA.