Statement Regarding Pilot Arrest for Firearm at STL Checkpoint

St. Louis Lambert International Airport police arrested a 51 year old airline pilot Wednesday morning for unlawful use of a weapon.

November 15, 2017 | 2 min reading time

St. Louis Lambert International Airport police arrested a 51 year old airline pilot Wednesday morning for unlawful use of a weapon after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers discovered a loaded 9mm pistol in his carry-on luggage. The pilot is a First Officer who works for Southwest Airlines, was detained shortly before 5 a.m. in the Terminal 2 checkpoint prior to him boarding his aircraft, Southwest flight, #1106 from St. Louis to Las Vegas.

The suspect did not have any conceal and carry permit or any other authorization to carry a firearm. Charges are pending and will be handled through St. Louis County. 

  • Contact Information:
    Jeff Lea
    Public Relations Manager
    Office Phone: (314) 426-8125
    Mobile Phone: (314) 795-2235
  • Department:
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport
  • Topic:
    Airports

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