Man arrested after airport screeners find loaded handgun in bag

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INDIANAPOLIS – An Indianapolis man was arrested Wednesday morning after airport security workers found a loaded handgun in his bag at Indianapolis International Airport.

According to an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department report, a Transportation Security Administration worker located the gun after an X-ray machine found a mass in the bag.

The loaded handgun was in a case. Police also found a 10-round magazine and five loose rounds, according to the report. The owner, Britian Sherman, 24, was called to the checkpoint and told police the gun was his.

He presented police with an application for a handgun license dated Feb. 13, 2013, but police said Sherman couldn’t produce a permit. A subsequent check found that his handgun license expired in 2011, the report said.

Sherman was preliminarily charged with carrying a handgun without a license and undisclosed transport of a dangerous device.


  • USA

    CSJ I agree. You can fly with your guns, but not as a carry on…

    Travelers may only transport UNLOADED firearms in a locked, hard-sided container in or as checked baggage. All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts, including firearm frames and receivers, are prohibited in carry-on baggage.


    • Rick

      This report sounds a little strange. It says that he was "called to the checkpoint". If this was at gate security he would have been standing there. Sounds to me like it was in his checked baggage and he had not declared it when checking the bag and was called to an area after the checked baggage was screened. Yes, he is still an idiot CSJ, especially since he had no firearms license !!

  • Calgary Limo

    People can be so stupid in airports. It's so simple to keep yourself from getting arrested at an airport. Just don't be an idiot. It also helps, unfortunately, if you're white.

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