NORTH TEXAS (CBSNEWS.COM) – Transportation Security Administration officers stopped 4,495 passengers attempting to carry firearms through airport security checkpoints in the first nine months of 2021, the agency announced Wednesday.

Officers found firearms at 248 different airports across the country. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport had the second most discoveries with 232, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston was third with 168.

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