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Man arrested at BWI after he 'forgot about' loaded gun found in his bag

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A Pennsylvania man has been arrested at BWI Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag.

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says the man was caught Monday at a security checkpoint at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The TSA says the man told investigators he forgot about the .357-caliber handgun. It was loaded with bullets and found in his luggage.

He has been arrested on weapons charges. Authorities did not identify the man but say he was from York, Pa.

The arrest marks the ninth firearm detected this year at BWI. Last year, TSA officers say they caught 26 guns from passengers there. A civil penalty for a first weapons violations offense is typically $3,900.

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