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Police arrest man with 9 mm at BWI, third straight day they find a gun at the airport

Police say they arrested a Virginia man Friday who tried to bring a 9 mm handgun in his carry-on bag at BWI Marshall Airport, the third straight day they caught someone with a gun at the airport.

The latest man was not named, but he lives in Hopewell, Va., according to the Transportation Security Administration. Officials said he told them he was carrying a bag he usually takes to the firing range, and he didn’t know the unloaded gun was inside.

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On Wednesday and again on Thursday, Anne Arundel County residents were caught with guns at the airport, according to the TSA. In both cases, officers detected the guns with the X-ray machines.

Authorities have recovered 14 handguns at the airport so far this year. Last year, they found 22 firearms.

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