PORTLAND — The Transportation Security Administration said it caught a Maine man at the Portland International Jetport checkpoint with a loaded gun Friday morning.
Officials say a TSA officer spotted the Fairfield man’s 9 mm handgun loaded with six bullets when his backpack entered the checkpoint X-ray machine.
Airport police were called, confiscated the gun and detained the man for questioning.
Passengers are allowed to travel with firearms only in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked and packed separately from ammunition.