ARLINGTON, Va. — A man with a loaded handgun and a 30-round magazine has been arrested at Reagan National Airport.
Stefon Powell of District Heights was stopped at a security checkpoint on Monday.
Analyzing the carry-on bag through the X-ray machine, a Transportation Security Administration officer noticed the weapon.
It turned out to be a Glock 22, .40 caliber with a round in the chamber and 28 rounds in a magazine, the TSA said .
Powell, 21, was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon in an airport.
He has been released on a $2,000 secured bond.
It’s unclear if Powell was aware of the weapon in his carry-on luggage.
The TSA reports an increase nationally in guns taken to airports. The agency recovered about 300 more guns in 2013 than the previous year.
Follow @WTOP on Twitter and on the WTOP Facebook page.