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.