Last updated: 01:21 PM ET, Mon August 24 2015

Man Attempts to Carry Handgun Through Baltimore Airport Security

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | August 24, 2015

Man Attempts to Carry Handgun Through Baltimore Airport Security

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There is a long list of things to not bring to an airport, but one Maryland man still thought it was acceptable to bring a handgun through a security checkpoint Sunday night.

In a report from The Associated Press, the Transportation Security Administration says a man from Grasonville, Maryland, entered Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday night and attempted to make his way through a security checkpoint when authorities noticed something odd about his carry-on bag.

After opening the man’s luggage, TSA agents discovered a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun with 10 rounds, including one in the chamber. The man was immediately arrested and taken into custody by local police.

While firearms are allowed in checked bags as long as the airline is made aware ahead of time, the weapon is unloaded and properly stored for travel, bringing a gun onboard a plane in carry-on luggage is never permitted.

For Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, this is the latest in series of similar incidents. In 2015 alone, TSA officials at the airport have discovered undeclared guns seven other times thus far.

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