GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Transportation Security Administration intercepted a pair of handguns at Gerald R. Ford International Airport on Sunday.
Officers at the airport were alerted in both instances, upon which the weapons were confiscated, and their carriers were removed, according to the TSA. They say both incidents were unrelated.
“The safety and security of all travelers and our workforce remain our top priority,” says TSA Federal Security Director Roger Dubuc. “Passengers are reminded to pack their luggage and carry-on bags from a completely empty status and know what is in their possession when arriving at the airport security checkpoints.”
The TSA wishes to remind everyone that firearms are permitted in checked luggage as long as they are declared at the check-in counter and are not loaded. Additional information on safe travel with firearms can be found here.