Transportation Security Administration

TSA stops man with collapsible rifle at BWI. He says his mom packed his bag.

TSA stops man with collapsible rifle at BWI. He says his mom packed his bag.

The Transportation Security Administration stopped a man at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport from boarding a plane with a collapsible rifle on Friday.

TSA agents found the .40 caliber rifle in a 22-year-old Hagerstown man’s carry-on luggage when it went through an X-Ray machine, according to the TSA.

The gun was not loaded, and the man claimed he did not know it was in his luggage because his mother packed his bag, according to the TSA.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, was charged with illegally possessing a firearm, violating airport security procedures and having a weapon in an airport, according to a TSA official. A...