LINTHICUM, Md. — The Transportation Security Administration says a Pittsburgh man was arrested with a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The arrest occurred on Wednesday. The TSA says officers found the .25-caliber gun as the man went through airport security. The TSA says the gun was loaded with six bullets. The man was planning to board a flight to Miami.
The man was arrested and faces handgun charges. People who bring guns to security checkpoints can face criminal charges as well as civil penalties of up to $11,000.
Handguns can be legally transported in checked baggage if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.
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