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Gun found in Anne Arundel County man's luggage at BWI

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 13:40:14-04

An Anne Arundel County man was arrested for bringing a loaded handgun to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Saturday, the Transportation Security Administration said.

The gun was found when the man's carry-on bag went through the TSA x-ray machine, where agents found the weapon loaded with 12 bullets.

The TSA contacted Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the gun and arrested the man. 

The gun is the 12th found by TSA officers at BWI so far in 2018. This incident occurred just two days after a Prince George's County man was also arrested with a loaded gun and ammunition at the airport. 

In 2017, 26 guns were confiscated at the airport's security checkpoints, up from 24 in 2016. 

Bringing a gun to an airport can result in criminal charges from law enforcement, resulting in jail time or heavy fines