Penn Hills Woman Arrested Trying To Get Gun Past TSA At Pittsburgh International Airport

Gun stopped by TSA agents at PIT International on May, 15, 2020
Photo credit TSA
By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A Penn Hills woman has been arrested after TSA agents discovered she was trying to get a gun through security at Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday.

The TSA say the unloaded .22 revolver was found at a checkpoint while going through and X-ray machine.

Allegheny County Police were contacted. They confiscated the weapon and questioned 31-year-old Kierra Allen before she was arrested.

Police say Allen was charged with carrying a firearm without a license and the FBI has been notified of the incident.

Even with a permit, guns are not permitted on airplanes.

As of May 17, seven total firearms have been stopped by the Transportation Security Administration at Pittsburgh International so far this year.

Last year, a total of 35 firearms were stopped.

Those who try to get a firearm past airport security is subject to fines and arrest.

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