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Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says

Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says

A Virginia Beach woman was cited on a weapons charge for bringing a loaded handgun past the security checkpoint at the Norfolk International Airport Tuesday, a TSA official said. The woman was escorting her mother to the gate when a TSA officer detected the firearm inside the woman's handbag as it passed along the conveyor belt, spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in a news release.  The .38 caliber semi-automatic firearm was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber, she said. The woman was passing through the checkpoint on a "gate pass," which is sometimes granted to individuals escorting another person, typically a young child or a senior, Farbstein...

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