TSA confiscated 2 guns at Detroit Metro Airport over the weekend

Posted at 5:12 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 20:36:55-04

ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Transportation Security Administration agents confiscated two handguns found in the passenger cabin of airplanes over the weekend at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The first gun was found Friday, Sept. 18, and the second gun was found on Sunday. The loaded 9mm handguns were found in the carry-on bags of different travelers, a release states.

The Wayne County Airport Police were immediately alerted of the findings, and officers were able to take the weapons at checkpoints. The incidents weren't related, investigatos say.

“Outstanding job by our TSA officers who prevented these two firearms from boarding planes this last weekend,” said Detroit’s TSA Federal Security Director Steve Lorincz. “Passengers are reminded to always know the location of their firearms and to please keep them in a secure location without bringing them to any airport security checkpoints.”

These latest firearm findings acount for the 25th and 26th detected at DTW security checkpoints in 2020.