Post Content

Alexandria woman caught with gun at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport checkpoint

This gun was detected by a TSA officer in an Alexandria, Va., woman’s carry-on bag at Reagan National Airport on Oct. 4. (TSA photo)

An Alexandria woman was caught carrying a loaded gun at a security checkpoint at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Tuesday (October 4).

The incident occurred in the early morning, and the woman said that she forgot that she had the gun in her bag, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police took the weapon and the woman was cited for weapons charges.

“The .380 caliber gun was loaded with six bullets and was detected among the woman’s carry-on items,” TSA said in a release. “She told officials that she forgot that she had her loaded gun with her.”

Firearms caught at Reagan National Airport (DCA)

  • 2022 — 24 guns
  • 2021 — 30 guns
  • 2020 — 10 guns
  • 2019 — 14 guns
  • 2018 — 16 guns
  • 2017 — 13 guns

Nationwide, there were 5,972 guns detected in carry-on bags in 2021, of which 86% were loaded, according to TSA.

“If someone wants to transport their firearm on a flight, they certainly can, as long as it is unloaded, packed in a locked hard-sided case and declared as checked baggage with the airline as described on the TSA website,” said John Busch, TSA’s Federal Security Director at the airport. “The airline representative will make sure the gun is transported in the belly of the airplane where nobody has access to it during the flight.”

Recent Stories

There are big changes afoot around Alexandria in the week ahead of the city’s big Scottish Christmas Walk. Alexandria Restaurant Partners is expanding into a new King Street location. Meanwhile,…

With redevelopment on the horizon, Wheel Nuts Bike Shop (302 Montgomery Street) owner Ron Taylor said it’s time to close up shop and ride into the sunset — specifically to…

Home Hunt Highlights includes a 5 BD/5 BA home on a .5 acre wooded lot and a 3 BD/4 BA brick home.

Just Listed in Alexandria

A 6 BD/5 BA renovated home with a rear brick patio, screened porch and double ovens is included in Just Listed.

High School Senior Anxious about College Life? Our amazing graduate interns, Meghan Damminger and Kelly Charwat are starting an affordable College Readiness group in early 2023. Working out day and time. Please email [email protected] to set up a free consultation after the Thanksgiving holiday. And yes, Meghan and Kelly have a few openings for individual clients as well. Their rate is $45 per session. [www.sarahmoorelpc.com](http://www.sarahmoorelpc.com/?fbclid=IwAR3ZlfQnSLVRCc78HbTZutDYZErTctC_5pl- zt4eo_wjQo1gF6uHS–k32g).

Submit your own Community Post here.

Brassy Jazzy Christmas

Don’t miss this toe tapping celebration!

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia (SONOVA) presents “Brassy Jazzy Christmas,” a strong lineup of Christmas and holiday favorites. Inspired by Stan Keton’s album “A Merry Christmas!,” SONOVA has created a jazz band–substituting french

Alexandria’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race

Join in Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition- the 47th Turkey Trot 5 Mile Race. Alexandria’s favorite Thanksgiving morning tradition, the Alexandria Turkey Trot, returns to the streets of Del Ray on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. In the spirit of

×

Subscribe to our mailing list