- Associated Press - Saturday, March 12, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a janitor has been arrested in connection with a pilot’s handgun that officials say was apparently taken from a restroom at Philadelphia International Airport, prompting delay of some flights.

Officials said the pilot told police just after 9 a.m. Saturday that he was in the men’s room on the secure side of terminal B when he left his bag unattended, and the pouch containing his weapon was gone when he came back.

Police said the weapon was later recovered from a locked custodial closet to which only airport employees have keys. Authorities said the janitor was the only airport employee seen on surveillance video entering the restroom while the bag was unattended. Officials said he was arrested for investigation of theft and other charges.


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