Photo courtesy Allegheny County Police.

Warren Man Charged After Gun Found in Backpack at Pittsburgh International Airport

February 22, 2024

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A Warren man is facing a felony charge after Transportation Security Administration officers allegedly found a pistol in his backpack at Pittsburgh International Airport.

UPDATE, Monday, April 1, 2024: Charge Withdrawn

According to a Facebook post from Allegheny County Police, at 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, TSA officers “observed a 9mm handgun within a passenger’s backpack” at Pittsburgh International Airport’s main security checkpoint.

According to police, the passenger was identified as Jeremy Snell, 36 of Warren. Police said Snell did not possess a valid concealed carry permit and is facing one felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license. Police said the FBI was also notified.

Passengers who bring firearms into an airport security checkpoint can face federal civil fines from the Transportation Security Administration up to $10,000. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $13,910.

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