Traveler arrested at Honolulu’s airport after firearm found in carry-on

Traveler arrested at Honolulu’s airport after firearm found in carry-on
This handgun was discovered in carry-in luggage at Honolulu's airport. (Source: TSA)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - TSA agents at Honolulu’s airport found a firearm Wednesday in the carry-on luggage of a passenger who was planning to fly from Hawaii to San Francisco.

State deputy sheriffs arrested the traveler on a state charge.

The .22 caliber Derringer was spotted in the passenger’s carry-on luggage during an X-ray scan.

The family told HNN that the firearm was mistakenly left in the carry-on and is a family heirloom.

Firearms can be transported on commercial aircraft, but only in checked baggage. They also must be unloaded, packed in a locked box and declared to the airline.

TSA said the incident comes as it’s seeing a surge in travelers at airports in Honolulu and Kahului.

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