LINTHICUM, Md. — For the second consecutive day, Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) caught a handgun at one of the checkpoints.
An Anne Arundel County man was caught with a 9 mm handgun that was not loaded. This comes a day after a Prince George's County man was caught with a loaded 9 mm handgun at the airport.
A TSA officer spotted the gun in the man’s carry-on bag while it was inside the checkpoint X-ray machine. The Maryland Transportation Authority Police were notified, arrived at the checkpoint, confiscated the gun and detained the man for questioning before arresting him on weapons charges.
He told officials that he forgot that he had his gun with him.
Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-sided case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality.