Florala man charged with loaded weapon in airport

Published 7:00 pm Sunday, August 26, 2018

A Florala man was charged last week with a weapons violation after Transportation Security Administration officers found a loaded gun in his luggage at Washington Dulles International Airport, the The Washington Post is reporting.

The newspaper reports airport police say TSA officers found the gun Wednesday inside 27-year-old Neal Mock’s carry-on bag.

The .40-caliber handgun loaded with 10 rounds was confiscated and Mock, of Florala, Alabama, was charged with a state weapons violation. This is the 12th gun found at the airport this year.

TSA officials say roughly 80 percent of the guns caught at airport checkpoints are loaded.