BALTIMORE, Md. - Maryland Transportation Authority Police on Saturday arrested a Frederick, Maryland woman after she tried to carry a loaded 9 mm handgun past security at Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Transportation Security Administration officers detected the gun among the woman's carry-on items as she was passing through the checkpoint.
The woman was arrested and her firearm was confiscated.
As a reminder, firearms, firearm parts and ammunition, are not permitted in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline. Travelers who bring firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA of up to $11,000, according to Lisa Farbstein with Transportation Security Administration.
TSA has details on how to properly travel with a firearm posted on its web site. Airlines may have additional requirements for traveling with firearms and ammunition. Travelers should also contact their airline regarding firearm and ammunition carriage policies.