(WUSA9) -- Transportation Security Administration officials say that a pellet gun was found on an Annandale, Va. juvenile's carry-on bag at BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport Monday.
According to TSA officials, a TSA officer at the checkpoint X-ray machine saw a gun in the young man's carry-on bag. The officer contacted Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the police confiscated the air-powered pellet gun.
TSA officials say the boy was allowed to catch his flight to Germany and the incident didn't impact anything at the airport.
TSA issued the following reminder:
"As a reminder, weapons-including realistic replica firearms such as pellet guns and air guns-are not permitted in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline. Passengers who bring any type of firearms to the checkpoint are subject to possible criminal charges from law enforcement and civil penalties from TSA."