- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia woman won’t face charges after a loaded gun was found in her carry-on bag at an airport.

The Transportation Security Administration says officers staffing X-ray machines at a checkpoint detected the .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun Wednesday morning.

The agency says in a news release that the gun was loaded with seven rounds, including one in the chamber.

Yeager Airport Police confiscated the gun but chose not to arrest the Scott Depot woman.

The federal agency says the woman missed her flight to Atlanta.

Airport Police Chief Robert Long tells the Charleston Daily Mail (https://bit.ly/1IB85By ) that the woman told officers she forgot the gun was in her purse. He says the woman has a West Virginia concealed carry permit.

Long says what happened was “just an oops.”


Information from: Charleston Daily Mail, https://www.charlestondailymail.com

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