Florida Man Tries To Board Plane With Loaded 9mm Glock Handgun At BWI Airport

Baltimore, MD -

A Palm Harbor Florida man has been arrested for attempting to board an airplane with a loaded 9mm Glock handgun and 10 rounds of ammunition. The 60 year old man, Michael Menlo Smith, is facing two gun charges plus attempting to board a plane with a loaded gun. Smith was also allegedly carrying two additional magazines, each loaded with 10 rounds, the TSA said.

TSA security screeners found the gun during a routine search in the man's carry-on bag and alerted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Police added that Smith does not have a concealed weapons permit.

"Weapons are not permitted in carry-on baggage," the TSA said in a news release. "Some weapons are permitted to be transported in checked baggage, but passengers should check with the airlines and local laws before doing so."

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