ARLINGTON, Va. - Authorities say a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun was confiscated at Washington's Reagan National Airport last week.
The Transportation Security Administration says 59-year-old Elwood Kirkman of Fairfax, Va., mistakenly left the gun in his carry-on luggage and was detained when he tried to pass through a security checkpoint on Friday.
Kirkman was charged with a misdemeanour weapons offence under Virginia law. Authorities say Kirkman was allowed to continue his trip to Dallas.
There was no impact to airport operations.