A Vineland man was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport on Monday, for allegedly having a gun in his carry-on bag.
Transportation Security Administration officers spotted the gun and call Philadelphia police, officials said. The unloaded .22-caliber revolver was taken and the man arrested on a state weapons charge.
No flights were affected.
The man, whose name was not immediately released, had a ticket to fly to Dallas/Fort Worth.
The TSA reminds passengers that weapons are not permitted in carry-on baggage. Passengers are responsible for the contents of bags they bring to the security checkpoint, and TSA’s advice to passengers is to look through bags thoroughly before coming to the airport to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items.
Prohibited items can carry fines of as much as $11,000. Last year, TSA assessed more than $1.8 million in civil penalties for firearms discovered in passenger carry-on bags.
Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality. Travelers should familiarize themselves with state and local firearm laws for each point of travel prior to departure.
For details go to http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition. Airlines may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition. Travelers should also contact the airline regarding firearm and ammunition carriage policies.