INDIANAPOLIS — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says 10 firearms were confiscated at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) checkpoints during the first 25 days of 2023.
Four of those firearms were found between Jan. 19-24.
TSA said one of the guns was found in a carry-on bag in the checkpoint X-ray machine on Tuesday.
"Any time dangerous items are presented in the checkpoint, we have serious safety concerns for all in the area, and the resolution disrupts the screening process for the passengers waiting behind the offender," said Aaron Batt, TSA’s Federal Security Director for Indiana. "Individuals who own firearms should familiarize themselves with regulations regarding where their weapons can and cannot be carried.”
TSA officers found a total of 68 guns during checks at the Indianapolis International Airport in 2022.
In total, TSA officers stopped 6,542 firearms at 262 different airports across the country in 2022.
Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are unloaded, packed separately from ammunition in a locked hardback case and declared at the airline check-in counter.
For more TSA information on how to travel with firearms, click here.
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