Within an hour of one another, Transportation Security Administration officers at Pittsburgh International Airport caught two people with handguns at security checkpoints on Tuesday.
Officials say a Pittsburgh resident had a 9mm loaded with 17 bullets as well as another magazine loaded with another 17 bullets.
An Oakdale man was also caught with a 9mm gun as he went through security. His weapon was unloaded at the time.
Both are facing federal civil penalties and although both were caught within a short time of each other, the incidents are not related.
Since the start of the year, 16 firearms have been caught at Pittsburgh International. In 2019, a total of 35 guns we caught. Nationwide, that number was more than 4,400.