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TSA: Man arrested at BWI with handgun in carry-on bag

August 21, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man has been arrested at the international airport outside of Baltimore after a handgun and a magazine with five bullets was found in his carry-on luggage.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says the passenger was stopped Tuesday at a security checkpoint at BWI Airport. The TSA says the man told investigators he didn’t know the .38 caliber handgun and ammunition was in his bag.

He’s been arrested on weapons charges. Authorities did not name the man or say where he was from.

The arrest and seizure marks the 19th firearm detected this year at BWI.

Last year, TSA officers say they caught 26 guns from passengers at the Baltimore-area airport. A civil penalty for a first weapons violations offense is typically $3,900.

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