A Massachusetts woman was arrested Friday after she said she was carrying a bomb in her bag on a flight from South Carolina's Myrtle Beach International Airport. Authorities deemed the Spirit Airlines plane safe after searching it.
Ned Thaxton Beck, 45, was arrested Monday at Charleston International Airport in South Carolina after officials found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag. The Transportation Security Administration has charged more than $1.8 million in penalties for people carrying guns in bags.
Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a woman's purse at Myrtle Beach International Airport in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The .38-caliber revolver contained five live rounds of ammunition. "Before you get to the security checkpoint, look through any bags that you're carrying to make sure there are no prohibited items inside," said TSA spokesman Jon Allen.
Police arrested a 67-year-old South Carolina man last week after he walked through a metal detector at Myrtle Beach International Airport with a handgun in his back pocket. According to a police report, the man told TSA officers about the gun as they were escorting him to a pat-down area. The man's concealed weapon permit had expired in January, the report noted.