Armed at Sea-Tac: TSA finds 2 handguns in carry-on bags

Jan 12, 2012

SEATAC, Wash. — Security officers found handguns two straight days at checkpoints at Sea-Tac Airport.

The Transportation Safety Administration says a .22-caliber was found in the carry-on bag Thursday of a man flying to San Francisco. It was loaded with eight rounds, including a bullet in the chamber.

On Wednesday a Glock pistol was discovered in the carry-on bag of a man headed to Hawaii.

Both men were arrested. In addition to state charges they could be fined by the TSA up to $11,000.

The TSA says more than 1,200 firearms were found nationwide last year in carry-on bags.

Weapons can be transported in checked luggage if they are declared at the ticket counter.