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Loaded gun found in carry-on at BWI checkpoint

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April 9, 2014 08:23 AM EST | AP


LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man was recently arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint.

The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that the man was stopped Sunday afternoon when an officer staffing the X-ray machine spotted the gun in the bag of a man ticketed to fly to Salt Lake City. TSA says the gun was loaded with seven rounds with one in the chamber.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police say 36-year-old Ryan Watson of Stafford, Va., was charged with interfering with security procedures and wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun.

Watson could not be reached for comment and no attorney was listed in online court records.