Woman who works at BWI Airport cited after bringing stun gun to work

MILLERSVILLE, Md. - A woman was cited by airport police after bringing a stun gun into the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Tuesday.

The woman, a Baltimore resident, was on her way to the shop where she works Tuesday at about 5 a.m. when TSA officers detected the stun gun among her belongings. 

TSA officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded to the checkpoint, confiscated the stun gun and cited the woman on a state weapons charge. There was no impact to airport operations.

In a similar incident last month, an employee who worked at one of the shops inside the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport was arrested there on May 4 after she was caught with a loaded gun by TSA officers as she was passing through an airport checkpoint on her way to work.

Airport employees as well as passengers are responsible for the contents of bags they bring to the security checkpoint, and TSA's advice is to look through bags thoroughly before coming to the airport to make sure there are no illegal or prohibited items.