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Handguns confiscated at BWI security checkpoint

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Posted at 1:51 PM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 13:55:23-04

Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport made two separate arrests May 5th, after travelers were caught with guns at a TSA checkpoint. 

In one case a man was found with a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on.

Later in the day a woman was carrying a hot pink .380 caliber semi-automatic loaded handgun in her carry-on bag.

The weapons were detected through the x-ray conveyor belt at the TSA checkpoint.  The weapons were confiscated and their owners charged.

Anyone who brings a firearm to the checkpoint faces criminal charges and civil penalties of up to $12,000.

TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its web site here: http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition.