PHOENIX (AP) — Transportation Security Administration officials say found nine guns were found in a nine-day span this month at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
They say the handguns were discovered by officers during inspections of passenger carry-on luggage between Sept. 18-26 and seven of the nine weapons were loaded.
TSA officials say they will review the circumstances behind each incident to determine a civil penalty.
They say 83 guns have been found in screenings by TSA officers of carry-on luggage so far this year at Sky Harbor.
Authorities say firearms can be transported on a commercial aircraft only if they are unloaded, packed in a locked, hard-sided case and placed in checked baggage.