A Williamsburg man was caught by TSA at Newport News/Williamsburg Airport after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag Thursday.
The .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun was loaded with six rounds, said TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein.
A TSA officer operating the X-ray machine at checkpoint detected the gun.
Airport Police cited the man on a state weapons charge and took possession of the gun and ammo, Farbstein said.
Weapons are not permitted in carry-on bags but can be transported via checked bags if they are declared to the airline. The firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked and packed...