Loaded gun found in Clover man’s carry on bag at Charlotte airport

Posted June 22, 2018 2:00 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

A man identified as Adam Joseph Wells, 33 of Clover was cited after federal officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag at the Charlotte airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.

The weapon, a loaded .9 mm Smith & Wesson in the man’s carry-on bag as it passed along the conveyor belt in the checkpoint’s X-ray machine was found Thursday morning at a checkpoint in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport according to the release.

Police responded and questioned the man, who was cited on a local charge of carrying a weapon on airport property. Officers have detected 36 firearms at Charlotte airport checkpoints this year, according to the TSA.