LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — An Owings Mills man was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Wednesday after attempting to pass through security with a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage, the TSA said.

According to the agency, a TSA officer saw the .38 caliber handgun, which was loaded with five bullets, inside the man’s bag while it was in an X-ray machine.

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Credit: TSA

Police confiscated the gun and questioned the man before arresting him. The TSA said the man told police he forgot he had the gun with him.

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The man’s name and specific charges were not released.

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Wednesday’s incident marked the seventh gun caught at BWI in 2020. In 2019, police seized 27 guns at the airport.

CBS Baltimore Staff