Transportation Security Administration officers at the Boise Airport found a .380 caliber Glock 42 pistol in the carry-on bag of a male passenger traveling to Denver, according to a TSA press release sent out Friday.
The pistol wasn’t loaded, but 13 rounds of ammunition were packed with the firearm. Once TSA officers saw the gun in the x-ray screens at the checkpoint, they notified Boise Police Department, according to the release.
This is the third time in 2016 TSA officers have found a firearm in the carry-on of a passenger going to Boise Airport security.
Firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas are prohibited in carry-on. The passenger was cited for “weapon at checkpoint.” The TSA can issue a $7,500 fine for that type of citation, according to the release.
Passengers are urged to contact their airlines about firearm policies and look at local laws regarding transporting weapons.