Man charged after loaded gun found in carry-on at BWI

A Pennsylvania man was charged Friday morning after TSA officers found a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at BWI Airport.

As the Littletown, Pa. man's bag went through the X-ray machine at an airport security checkpoint, a TSA officer noticed what looked like a handgun on the scan, according to a release.

TSA contacted Maryland Transportation Authority police who responded and confiscated a loaded .380 caliber Ruger, the release states.

The man, whose name has not been released, was arrested and charged with a state weapons violation.
The man was scheduled to take a flight to Nashville, Tenn.

"Passengers are permitted to travel with firearms in checked baggage if they are properly packaged and declared. Firearms must be unloaded, packed in a hard-side case, locked, and packed separately from ammunition. Firearm possession laws vary by state and locality," the release states.

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