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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

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