A Rochester man was stopped this morning at Buffalo Niagara International Airport after screeners noticed a loaded gun in his carry-on bag, airport officials reported.
The man, whose name was not released, was cited for disorderly conduct by Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority police after Transportation Security Administration screeners noticed the .380 caliber handgun, which was loaded with six rounds; it was confiscated by the FBI, officials said in statement. The man missed his flight to Orlando, Fla. but was allowed to rebook on a later flight. Airport operations were not affected.
Airline passengers are permitted to travel with firearms only in checked baggage. They must be stored properly and not loaded.