A release from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said the weapon was spotted at the x-ray checkpoint and that the gun, a 9mm Ruger P-95 with 15 rounds in it, had 15 rounds in it and one bullet in the chamber.
The arrested man had a valid Michigan concealed pistol license, but firearms are prohibited in carry-on luggage. For guns to be legally transported on passenger flights, they must “comply with state laws” and must be checked in “a hard-sided, locked case,” the TSA release said. The weapon also must be declared to the airline.
The arrest was made by Gerald R. Ford International Airport Police after being notified by the TSA. The weapon and ammunition were confiscated.