LINTHICUM, MD. (WJZ) — A DC man was caught with a loaded gun at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in early December.

The Transportation Security Administration said an officer spotted the .38 caliber handgun in the man’s carry-on bag while it was inside the checkpoint X-ray machine.

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Credit: TSA

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police responded and confiscated the firearm and detained the man for questioning before arresting him on weapons charges.

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He told police he forgot he had his loaded gun with him. He is now facing a “stiff” federal financial penalty, TSA said.

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CBS Baltimore Staff