“Security is the first concern of the TSA, and having these items in bags that are traveling with you on the aircraft is dangerous to other travelers and can be easily mistaken as an intentional attempt to bring a prohibited item onto an aircraft,” the release said.
This is the eighth firearm found at the Dayton airport’s security checkpoints in 2019. Nine were found last year.
The identity of the person with the gun has not been released but Dayton International Airport Police Chief Mike Etter said there will be no criminal charges because the individual is a concealed carry permit holder that forgot the firearm was in the bag.
But the passenger will most likely receive a civil penalty from TSA, Howell said. The average fine for a first-time offender is between $3,000 and $4,000.
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