Security workers at BWI Airport last week arrested a Lancaster man after reportedly finding a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.
The Transportation Security Administration said officers detected the loaded gun at a security checkpoint on August 8. They immediately contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated a .380 caliber gun loaded with five rounds. Officers also confiscated a magazine loaded with six rounds.
The man, a resident of Washington Boro, PA, was arrested on a state weapons charge. He was initially scheduled to fly to Las Vegas.
Firearms are not permitted to be carried in carry-on luggage but can be transported in checked luggage if they are unloaded, properly stored and properly declared.
The TSA publishes a weekly list of seized firearms on its blog.