WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Transportation Security Administrationofficials say they stopped a man with two unloaded guns in his carry-on bag at Reagan National Airport.

TSA officers caught the Martinsburg, WV man armed with two .44 Colt revolvers at the airport on Sunday.

The TSA officer who was staffing the x-ray machine spotted the two handguns as the passenger's carry-on items passed through the checkpoint X-ray machine, officials say.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police cited the man on a local weapons charge and confiscated the guns.

Weapons 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.

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