Airport security finds gun in handbag

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officials say they found a loaded revolver in a woman’s handbag Monday afternoon at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

TSA officers pulled the pink, .38 caliber gun from an Erie County woman’s bag. They say it was loaded with five bullets. TSA officers detected the gun at an X-ray machine.

The Springville woman was traveling to Atlanta, but was stopped after authorities confiscated the handgun.

Police say there were no impacts to airport operations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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