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Mount Airy man arrested while trying to bring unloaded shotgun onto airplane

Mount Airy man arrested while trying to bring unloaded shotgun onto airplane
Jeffrey M. Carroll of Mount Airy was arrested Tuesday while trying to bring unloaded shotgun through security.

A Mount Airy man was arrested Tuesday after being caught trying to carry an unloaded shotgun past the security checkpoint at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport, according to a news release from the Transportation Security Administration.

Jeffrey M. Carroll was charged with a violation of security regulations. The 12-gauge shotgun was not loaded, and the weapon was carried inside a locked, hard-sided firearm case as he entered the security checkpoint, the release said. The man was stopped by TSA agents who contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Police confiscated the firearm and arrested the man.

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Firearms, firearm parts and ammunition must be transported as checked baggage and declared at the airport check-in counter. Lisa Farbstein, of the TSA Office of Public Affairs, wrote in the release that individuals bringing firearms to security checkpoints are subject to possible criminal charges and civil penalties from the TSA of up to $12,000.

The TSA has created a guide to how to properly travel with firearms, which can be found online at www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/firearms-and-ammunition.

A Taneytown woman was arrested July 11 at BWI Airport for trying to carry a loaded semiautomatic handgun past a security checkpoint.

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