By CBS Baltimore Staff

LINTHICUM, Md. (WJZ) — A Virginia man was arrested after he was caught with a loaded handgun at a Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport security checkpoint on Thursday.

According to Transportation Security Administration officials, the man had a 9mm handgun loaded with 12 bullets when TSA officers spotted the gun in his carry-on bag.

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TSA immediately notified Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and detained the man from Glen Allen in Henrico County. He was arrested on weapons charges.

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He told the MDTA that he forgot he had his loaded gun with him. The man now faces a stiff federal penalty.

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It’s the second gun found at BWI this year. Thirteen guns were found at the TSA checkpoint at BWI in 2020.

CBS Baltimore Staff