Loaded Firearm Discovered by TSA Agents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2019
BUFFALO, N.Y., - An Erie Pennsylvania man is charged with Criminal Possession of a firearm on May 7, 2019 at 9:30 AM . According to Transit Police Investigative Service Unit, 53- year old Thomas Pearson was traveling through the Buffalo Niagara International Airport heading to Philadelphia, Pa. and was stopped after TSA agents discovered he had a firearm in his luggage as he passed through the TSA Security Checkpoint. Investigators say Pearson did not have a New York State pistol permit.
As a reminder, individuals who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement. Even travelers with concealed firearm permits are not allowed to bring guns onto airplanes in their carry-on bags.
Helen Tederous, NFTA