Starter pistol, stun gun confiscated at BWI

BWI Starter Pistol Starter pistol, stun gun confiscated at BWIA female passenger from Florida was stopped on Monday at Baltimore Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport after an X-ray machine checkpoint officer spotted a handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag.

The Transportation Security Administration contacted Maryland Transportation Authority Police who responded to the scene and ascertained that the weapon was actually a starter pistol – a realistic replica of a handgun.

Police removed the gun from the woman’s bag and permitted her to catch her flight to Connecticut.

In a separate incident, a woman who was flying to Philadelphia from Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport was stopped by TSA officials who spotted a stun gun in her carry-on bag.

The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and confiscated the stun gun.

The woman missed her flight and then left the airport with the stun gun back in her possession.

Weapons, including replicas, aren’t allowed in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded and declared.

 Starter pistol, stun gun confiscated at BWI
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