BALTIMORE – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MDTAP) officers arrested a Woodbine, Md., man at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Thursday on Prince George’s County, Md., rape charges.
While reviewing passenger manifests of departing international flights, CBP officers detected an arrest warrant for Bryan Keith Stirn, 53, scheduled to board a flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. CBP officers confirmed with the Prince Georges County Sheriff’s Office that the warrant remained active and notified MDTAP.
CBP and MDTAP officers identified Stirn at the departure gate, confirmed his identity and took Stirn into custody.
“Customs and Border Protection officers sometimes encounter travelers with outstanding arrest warrants and we work to return them to the jurisdiction of their criminal charges,” said Dianna Bowman, CBP Area Port Director for the Port of Baltimore. “This warrant arrest is another example of CBP’s collaboration with our law enforcement partners to protect victims’ rights, return fugitives to justice, and to help keep our communities safe.”
Criminal charges are merely allegations. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.