Man Attempts to Bring Shotgun Through Security At BWI

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A Maryland man is facing charges after authorities say he attempted to bring a shotgun through security at BWI on Tuesday.

TSA officials say a Mt. Airy man was carrying the 12-gauge shotgun–which was not loaded- in a locked firearm case as he entered the TSA checkpoint.

The man was later arrested on state weapons charges.

“Firearms, firearm parts and ammunition are not permitted to be carried past the checkpoint either in a firearm case or any other type of carry-on bag; however, they can be transported as checked baggage,” said the TSA. “To do so, the passenger must pack it properly and take it to the airline check-in counter to declare. The airline will make sure the gun is transported in the belly of the aircraft where nobody has access to it during the flight. Guns of any type are never to be brought to a checkpoint. Travelers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA of up to $12,000.”



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