A gun-armed Vietnamese man was brought under police control while attempting to enter Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday morning.
The man, 42, rode a motorbike on the airport premises and left the vehicle to run to the terminal after being intercepted by security guards, the airdrome security unit said.
Surrounded by the guards, he pulled out a pistol but was shortly subdued by plain-clothes security officers and members of a flying squad.
The man was under the influence of meth and his metal firearm was identified as a nonmilitary weapon that could give off sparks, according to police.
The man was detained at a police station for investigation.
For security reasons, Tan Son Nhat bans people entering it from carrying knives, swords and arrows.
But the airport security has repeatedly caught people bringing weapons to the terminal in recent times.