An Owings Mills man traveling to Atlanta was arrested at the airport Thursday after authorities said he tried to carry a handgun past a security checkpoint.
Transportation Security Administration officers detected the gun in the man's carry-on items as he was passing through the checkpoint at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport, the agency said in a statement.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police responded to the checkpoint and confiscated the firearm and arrested the man. He told police he was bringing the gun to his mother's home for safe-keeping, TSA officials said.
An MdTA police spokesman identified the man as Earl Smith, 33. He was...