Tuesday, March 28, 2006 Norfolk International Airport Security Miss Banned Items, What You Need to Know Before Boarding WAVY-TV Ch 10 (NBC), Norfolk (VA) Airport security made a startling discovery of shotgun shells in the carry-on bag of a passenger at Norfolk International Airport. On December 24, TSA screeners did not catch the banned item at the security checkpoint. Another passenger tipped off security officials, who saw the man at the gate pull the shotgun shells from his bag. The shotgun shells were discovered in his pocket at the gate. According to an incident report obtained by WAVY News 10 through the Freedom of Information Act, the passenger found the shells and turned them over to gate personnel. The man was allowed to board and the shells were destroyed. The passenger involved declined to speak with WAVY News 10. Local Federal Security Director Don Bartnick says more than 2 million people go through security checkpoints at Norfolk each year. If a screener misses a banned item, they are required to receive additional remedial training and on the job recertification before they can go back to work. That is what happened in the case above. Bartnick says the passengers are the ones who are the first line of defense. Click on the link to view the video: http://www.wavytv10.com/video/shotgun.htm Attached Photo's: Norfolk Airport Screening.