Montgomery County man arrested after trying to bring gun on airplane

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A man was arrested at BWI airport on Wednesday after he was caught trying to take a semi-automatic handgun onto his flight.

TSA officers found the gun in his carry-on as he entered an airport checkpoint. They contacted Maryland police, who arrived at the airport, took the gun and arrested the man on state weapons charges.

The man is a resident of Silver Spring. He told officials he had forgotten he had the gun on him.