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Baltimore CBP and MDTAP Officers Arrest Maryland Man on Felony Rape Warrant

Release Date: 
December 1, 2017

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.

CBP officers routinely examine passenger manifests on arriving and departing international flights, and identify travelers who may require additional inspectional scrutiny, including those with outstanding arrest warrants.

On average, CBP arrests 23 wanted persons every day at air, land and sea ports of entry across the United States.  View CBP Snapshot to learn some of what CBP achieves ‘On a Typical Day’ at our nation’s 328 ports of entry.

“Inbound and outbound inspections of international travelers and cargo is one way in which Customs and Border Protection contributes to our nation’s security and to our community’s safety, and it’s a responsibility that we take seriously,” said Casey Owen Durst, CBP’s Field Operations Director in Baltimore, the agency’s operational commander in the mid-Atlantic region.

Learn how CBP's Office of Field Operations secures our nation’s borders at international Ports of Entry.

Travelers are encouraged to visit CBP’s Travel section to learn more about the CBP admissions process and rules governing travel to and from the U.S.

Last published: 
December 1, 2017