A Markleysburg woman was stopped at a Pittsburgh International Airport checkpoint with a loaded gun Sunday, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
The woman, who was not identified, had a 32.-caliber handgun in a carry-on bag, loaded with eight bullets and one in the chamber. TSA contacted Allegheny County Police, who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the gun and detained the woman for questioning, officials said.
It was unclear whether the woman would face criminal charges. She faces a civil penalty from TSA, which typically carries a $3,900 fine for a first offense.
TSA reminded travelers that a concealed carry permit does not allow guns beyond airport security checkpoints.
Guns at checkpoints can delay travelers from getting to their gates, officials said. When a firearm is found, security lanes come to a standstill until police resolve the issue.
In 2018, TSA officials have identified 32 unauthorized firearms at checkpoints. They identified 37 in 2017, officials said.