Hudson man cited by police for handgun at Albany International
This Ruger Single Six handgun is the type that TSA officers spotted in a passenger’s carry-on bag at Albany International Airport yesterday. (TSA)
COLONIE, N.Y. – A Columbia County man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Albany International Airport after an x-ray machine revealed a handgun in the man's carry-on bag.
TSA contacted the Albany County Sheriff's Department who responded and confiscated the unloaded .22 Ruger Single Six handgun, and cited the man, a resident of Hudson, on a state weapons charge. He was originally ticketed to fly to Baltimore.
Weapons -- including firearms, firearm parts and ammunition -- are not permitted in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.
TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its website here. Airlines may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition. Travelers should also contact the airline regarding firearm and ammunition carriage policies.