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Frederick woman arrested with gun at BWI Airport

A Frederick woman was arrested after trying to carry a loaded handgun through a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday, officials said.

The 9 mm handgun, loaded with seven bullets, was confiscated from the woman's carry-on luggage by Transportation Security Administration officers. She was arrested "with no impact to airport operations," the agency said.

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The gun was a Luger pistol, a model historically used by the Germans in World War I and World War II.

Guns, gun parts and ammunition are not permitted in carry-on luggage, but can be taken in checked bags if the weapons are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline, the TSA said.

Bringing a firearm to an airport security checkpoint may carry criminal charges and fines of up to $11,000.

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