TSA confiscates nearly 30 guns in Pensacola airport, more than 450 state-wide in 2019

Northwest Florida

Pensacola, Fla (WKRG)- TSA agents held a press conference inside the Pensacola International Airport this morning to make sure travelers know what to not bring on an airplane. TSA Spokesperson Sari Koshetz says 27 guns have been intercepted since the start of the year, and one this morning.

“This morning a TSA officer here in Pensacola stopped a firearm from getting through the checkpoint,” Koshetz said. “The gun was loaded with 13 rounds and one in the chamber.”

Koshetz says the amount of guns that have been found this year has set a record. She says it’s not only guns that they have issues with.

“This year to date right here in Pensacola, our office has stopped more than 55 hundred pounds of prohibited and hazardous material,” Koshetz said. That means you can’t bring your knives, guns or swords on a plane.”

Koshetz says travelers need to check their backs to make sure they do not have anything prohibited in there. You could face a fine or jail time.

Press Release:

A Transportation Security Administration representative will be at Pensacola International Airport tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 5 to provide travel tips and display some prohibited items that have been intercepted in Pensacola. TSA has intercepted 26 guns so far this year at Pensacola International Airport, which is more than any previous year, and 472 guns have been intercepted across the state of Florida this year. A TSA spokesperson will be available to answer questions and remind travelers to leave prohibited items at home.

Please note that this is a media advisory only, and this event is not open to the general public.

WHAT: TSA travel tips and a display of prohibited items intercepted at Pensacola International Airport

WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Pensacola International Airport, 2430 Airport Blvd. Meet at the TSA checkpoint.

WHO: Sari Koshetz, Spokesperson, Transportation Security Administration

Unedited press release from Pensacola TSA

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