CHARLOTTE – Rep. Madison Cawthorn was cited for having a gun at Charlotte Douglas International Airport Tuesday morning, three sources tell Channel 9.
According to the TSA, a 9 millimeter handgun was discovered at Checkpoint D. TSA declined to identify the person who had the gun.
A photo obtained by Channel 9 shows a loaded Staccato C2 was recovered at Charlotte Douglas Tuesday morning.
It’s unclear if Cawthorn will face any criminal charges. A spokesperson for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department could not immediately comment.
This is not the first time a gun has been discovered on Cawthorn at an airport. In February 2021, TSA found a 9 millimeter handgun in Cawthorn’s carry-on bag at Asheville Regional Airport. Cawthorn did not face any criminal charges for the incident.
The TSA found 106 guns at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in 2021.
A spokesperson for Cawthorn did not respond to a request for comment.
(WATCH BELOW: Police concerned over increase in guns stolen from cars in Charlotte)
© 2022 Cox Media Group