Loaded handgun found in carry-on bag at Nashville International Airport

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A loaded handgun was confiscated from a passenger at Nashville International Airport Tuesday morning. 

A Taurus 9mm was detected in a carry-on bag at a TSA checkpoint. 

TSA agents alerted airport police, who took the bag and escorted the passenger away from the checkpoint. 

This is the 33rd firearm found so far this year at a TSA checkpoint.

A total of 86 firearms were found at the airport last year. 

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