Transportation Security Administration

Maryland police sergeant suspended after trying to fly with gun at BWI

Maryland police sergeant suspended after trying to fly with gun at BWI

A Maryland Transportation Authority policeman has been suspended pending the results of a trial after he allegedly attempted to board a plane with his gun when he was unauthorized to do so.

Sgt. Christopher Lamb was charged with interfering with security procedures at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport when he allegedly boarded a Southwest Airlines flight April 26 with his weapon, according to MDTA spokesman Cpl. Edward Bartlinski.

A Southwest gate agent alerted MDTA police when Lamb requested to fly armed without the proper credentials, Bartlinski said. An MDTA supervisor responded to the gate to investigate the incident, removed Lamb from the flight...