A Virginia man was stopped as he tried to take a loaded gun onto a plane at Washington Dulles International Airport Sunday.
TSA agents stopped Albert N. Henderson Jr., 52, of Warrenton, from bringing a .22-caliber gun on the plane after spotting the gun on the X-ray machine at the security checkpoint, according to the TSA and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. The gun was loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
Agents allowed Henderson to catch his scheduled flight to Houston, but without the gun and ammunition.
This is the fourth gun found at the Dulles TSA checkpoints this year.
Guns are not allowed in carry-on luggage. Travelers are allowed to travel with firearms as long as they are packed in a hard-sided, locked case -- with ammunition packed separately -- and declared to TSA officials.
However, airlines have separate firearms policies, and firearm possession laws vary from state to state.