(Fargo, ND) -- Security staff at Hector International Airport prevented a passenger from bringing a loaded handgun into the cabin of an aircraft Thursday.
The loaded gun was detected by TSA officers during a routine X-ray screening of a carry-on bag.
TSA officials immediately alerted the Fargo Police Department, and an officer responded to the checkpoint.
Passengers who bring a firearm to a TSA checkpoint can face a civil penalty of up to $15,000.
This is the second firearm detected at a Fargo airport checkpoint this year.