ARLINGTON, Va. (WJZ) — A Baltimore antheral was caught with a weapon astatine Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s information checkpoint Saturday.
Transportation Security Administration officers prevented the antheral from taking .40 caliber handgun, loaded with 13 bullets, onto his flight.
It’s the 19th weapon caught astatine the TSA checkpoint astatine DCA truthful acold this twelvemonth and the seventh weapon recovered successful 9 days.
“There seems to beryllium nary cure for this rash of guns that are turning up astatine our checkpoints present astatine Reagan National Airport. The existent solution is successful the hands of the travelers,” said Scott T. Johnson, TSA Federal Security Director for Reagan National Airport. “Individuals who proceed to bring their firearms to our checkpoints volition proceed to look transgression penalties and national civilian penalties that volition beryllium to beryllium highly costly, and they’ll person cipher to blasted different than themselves. If you privation to question with your gun, battalion it the close mode oregon permission it astatine home. Our TSA officers are bully astatine their jobs and they person continued to enactment focused connected their ngo passim this pandemic.”
Passengers tin question with firearms successful checked baggage, but they indispensable beryllium decently packaged and declared astatine the summons counter. They indispensable beryllium unloaded and packed successful a hard-sided locked lawsuit — abstracted from ammunition.