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TSA agents catch man carrying loaded handgun at BWI Airport

TSA agents catch man carrying loaded handgun at BWI Airport
Posted at 2:23 PM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 16:03:39-05

Transportation security officers arrested a Baltimore man for trying to bring a loaded handgun through a security checkpoint at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

TSA agents spotted the loaded and chambered .380 caliber Ruger pistol last night when the man's carry-on bag passed through the x-ray monitor. When the man realized he had been caught trying to sneak the gun through security, he left the checkpoint area.

TSA contacted Maryland Transportation Authority Police who confiscated the firearm and then worked to identify the man using video of the checkpoint. They eventually caught up with the man and arrested him on a number of charges. His identity has not been released.