Man arrested after loaded revolver found in carry-on at Ford Airport

Posted at 2:34 PM, May 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-15 14:34:59-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Officials from the Transportation Security Administration say a 69-year-old man was arrested after they found a loaded .357 Colt revolver in his carry-on luggage at Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

According to a release, the incident happened Thursday when the man was at a security checkpoint at Ford Airport for a flight to Minneapolis.

TSA officials say they contacted police, who arrested the man.  He has not been identified.

“This is the second firearm discovered in carry-on luggage at GRR this year,” a release from a TSA spokesperson said.

People who bring guns to airport security checkpoints can face fines up to $7,000 and can also face criminal charges, the TSA said in a release.