TSA Seizes Man With Loaded .40 Caliber Gun At BWI Airport

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On Saturday, June 23, TSA apprehended a travel at Baltimore-Washington’s Airport (BWI) as he went through security with a loaded .40 caliber gun in his carry on bag. The man was arrested and this arrest marks the 12th gun that the airport has seized just this year so far! Crazy! Read more about Stronger TSA Screening Procedures for Carry-On Items here.

TSA Seizes Man With Loaded .40 Caliber Gun At BWI Airport

Per TSA,

LINTHICUM, Md. – Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) stopped an Anne Arundel County, Maryland, man with a loaded handgun at one of the airport’s checkpoints on Saturday, June 23, marking the 12th gun caught at the airport so far this year. Two days earlier, a Prince George’s County man also was stopped with a gun at the airport. Both individuals were arrested.

Saturday’s traveler, a resident of Annapolis, Maryland, was found to have a .40 caliber gun loaded with 12 bullets in his carry-on luggage when the carry-on bag entered the TSA checkpoint X-ray machine. That’s where the gun was spotted by a TSA officer who was staffing the X-ray monitor.

TSA contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who reported to the checkpoint, confiscated the loaded gun, and arrested the man on weapons charges. It was the 12th gun that TSA officers have detected at the airport checkpoints so far this year. Last year TSA officers detected 26 firearms at the airport’s checkpoints.

TSA Seizes Man With Loaded .40 Caliber Gun At BWI Airport

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Bottom Line

Good job TSA catching this. How would you like to be in line when something like this is found. I would image that it would be a pretty intense situation. Have you ever seen anything like this when you travel? Hit the comments!

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