Montgomery County Woman with Loaded Gun Arrested at Philadelphia International Airport

gunTSA officers detected this loaded handgun inside a woman’s carry-on bag at Philadelphia International Airport on September 23. (TSA photo)

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that officers prevented a Montgomery County, PA, woman from carrying a 9mm handgun loaded with eight bullets onto her flight on Thursday, September 23, at Philadelphia International Airport.

It was the 27th gun detected by TSA officers at the airport so far this year, which surpassed the 26 guns that were caught during 2020.

“This traveler told us that she forgot that she had a loaded gun with her,” said Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport. “If you own a firearm, you need to know where it is at all times. There is no excuse for forgetting that you have a deadly weapon with you. She now faces a stiff federal financial civil penalty.”

When TSA officers spotted the gun in the security checkpoint X-ray machine, they alerted Philadelphia Police, who confiscated the weapon and arrested the woman, a King of Prussia, PA, resident.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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