ORLANDO, Fla. – A passenger tried to carry a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag at Orlando Worldwide Airport inflicting a protracted back-up at checkpoints in the course of the Christmas vacation rush.
Transportation Safety Administration spokeswoman Tari Koshetz advised The Related Press the passenger was carrying a Ruger with a separate journal loaded with 10 rounds of .22-caliber ammunition. The incident prompted a backup on the busy airport early Tuesday morning.
Koshetz says it was the 91st weapon intercepted by TSA officers at Orlando’s airport this 12 months.
Orlando police spokeswoman Michelle Guido tells native information retailers the passenger has a legitimate Florida hid weapons license. Federal regulation, nonetheless, prohibits passengers from carrying weapons by way of airport checkpoints. Guido says the passenger might be charged with carrying a hid firearm in a spot prohibited by regulation.
The passenger’s title wasn’t instantly launched.