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.READ MORE: LIST: Bills Passed By Maryland General Assembly This Session
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.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
He told the MDTA that he forgot he had his loaded gun with him. The man now faces a stiff federal penalty.MORE NEWS: Stacey Abrams To Give Address Graduates At Bowie State Commencement
It’s the second gun found at BWI this year. Thirteen guns were found at the TSA checkpoint at BWI in 2020.