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Transportation Security Administration

Fallston man charged with carrying loaded gun at BWI airport checkpoint

Fallston man charged with carrying loaded gun at BWI airport checkpoint

A Fallston man was arrested Monday and charged with carrying a loaded handgun at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, federal officials said.

Transportation Security Administration officers apprehended the man with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun loaded with 15 bullets — including one in the chamber — at a security checkpoint, according to the administration. As the man placed a carry-on bag on the x-ray conveyor belt at the checkpoint, TSA officers detected the gun.

The gun is the third this month and eighth this year that TSA officers have confiscated at a BWI checkpoint, the administration said.

In 2016, 24 firearms were confiscated at BWI — a...

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