With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Columbus Airport Screener Finds Loaded Handgun
A loaded Glock pistol was confiscated Tuesday morning by a TSA screener at Port Columbus. The gun was found in a carry-on bag of a Loveland, Ohio man.
The TSA called airport authority police who responded, confiscated the gun, loaded with nine rounds, and cited the man on a state weapons charge. The man was allowed to catch his flight to Chicago â€” minus the gun and ammunition.
Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says the find is not an isolated incident.
â€œUnfortunately we do find somewhere in the neighborhood of five to seven handguns at checkpoints per day across the country,â€ Farbstein says.
â€œPeople often say that they forgot it was in their carry-on bag and our position on that is, if you are a gun owner, you should know where your handgun is at all times,â€ Farbstein says.