TSA Finds Handguns At Airport

Two men were arrested after TSA agents found guns at BWI airport.

Linthicum, Md. (DG) – Two men were arrested over the weekend for bringing handguns into Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration reports on Friday, January 26th, a Shepherdstown, West Virginia man was stopped at the airport with a .357 caliber handgun loaded with nine bullets.

On Sunday, January 28th, an Ellicott City, Maryland man was stopped with an unloaded handgun and a realistic replica gun used for training. The man claimed he was a firearms trainer, but was not familiar with Federal Law prohibiting bringing firearms, real or replica, to an airport checkpoint.

Both men were arrested and their weapons were confiscated. The TSA reports during the month of January, they confiscated three guns at BWI Airport.


Federal authorities can assess a fine of up to $13,000 for anyone caught bringing firearms into the airport.

-Dianah Gibson