CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man was stopped Tuesday as he tried to bring a loaded gun onto a plane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.
The incident happened just after 7 a.m. at Checkpoint A. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials said the man had a loaded .380 handgun in his carry-on bag.
The gun was found when the bag went through the X-ray machine on the conveyor belt at the checkpoint.
This marks the 51st firearm found at checkpoints at Charlotte-Douglas this year, compared to 54 found in 2016.
TSA officials released a statement about traveling with firearms.
The man's name has not been released. It is not clear if he is facing any charges.