Boise Airport screener finds 2 handguns within an hour

Boise Airport
Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-10 15:41:09-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Transportation Security Administration officer at the Boise Airport detected two handguns within an hour at a security checkpoint.

TSA officials say the officer operating an X-ray screener at 11:15 a.m. Thursday spotted an unloaded Glock 9mm handgun in a carry-on bag belonging to a man traveling to Los Angeles International Airport.

A short time later the same officer spotted a loaded Charter Arms revolver belonging to a woman escorting a ticketed passenger who needed assistance.

Both individuals received citations, and TSA can levy a civil penalty up to $7,500 for bringing a dangerous weapon to a checkpoint.

Officials say that's seven firearms found this year at Boise Airport security checkpoints.