Man arrested at BWI after handgun found in carry-on at BWI

January 22, 2020 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has been arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport after authorities found a 9mm handgun in his carry-on bag, the Transportation Security Administration said in noting the second such incident in as many days.

The Pasadena, Maryland, resident arrested on Wednesday said he forgot he had the gun with him, according to news sources citing the TSA. An officer spotted it in his carry-on bag while the bag was inside the checkpoint’s X-ray machine.

On Tuesday, a Prince George’s County man was arrested when officers discovered a firearm in his carry-on. The Fort Washington resident also told officers he forgot he was carrying a gun, the TSA said.

The guns were the second and third discovered at BWI this year. Last year, TSA officers detected 27 guns at BWI’s security checkpoints, among the 4,432 found at airports nationwide, the agency said.