The Transportation Security Administration broke the previous year's record for intercepting firearms at the nation's airports. More than 2,600 firearms were found in carry-on bags brought to security checkpoints.
The Transportation Security Administration says agents detected a firearm in someone's carryon luggage at BWI airport for the 16th time this year, up from 14 last year. Maryland authorities charged the Frederick County man for illegal possession of a handgun.
A Virginia man was also arrested Thursday at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. Authorities said the man had a gun loaded with 10 rounds.
Rules for flying: Don't bring any containers larger than 3.4 ounces. Oh, and leave your smoke grenades and knives at home.
TSA officers seize lots of interesting items at airport checkpoints. Here are a few more entries from Atlanta.
TSA trumpets its success by tweeting photo from Reagan National
A memorial fund has been created for Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, the first TSA officer to be killed in the line of duty since the agency was established.
A woman makes obvious mistake, tucking a knife in her carry-on at BWI airport.
Guns are discovered frequently at TSA airport security checkpoints, but this week it was a machete at BWI