A Pennsylvania resident was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) early this morning after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers caught him carrying a firearm at a security checkpoint.
The man, a resident of Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania, was found to have an unloaded 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag alongside a magazine that was loaded with six bullets.
TSA officers detected the gun as the man entered the TSA checkpoint and placed his carry-on items on the X-ray conveyor belt. TSA officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the firearm and arrested the man on weapons charges.
Just one week ago, on last Friday, May 5, TSA officers detected two other passengers with handguns at the airport’s checkpoints. Today’s gun catch marks the fourteenth firearm that TSA officers have detected at BWI Airport so far this calendar year. In 2016 a total of 24 firearms were detected at the airport’s checkpoints by TSA officers.