Woman caught with loaded handgun in carry on at Lynchburg airport

She says she forgot she had it with her

Courtesy of TSA (WSLS)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – A Danville woman was stopped after a loaded handgun was found in her carry on at Lynchburg Regional Airport on Tuesday, according to TSA officials.

Officials say a TSA agent found a .38 caliber handgun loaded with five bullets in her bag as it entered the checkpoint X-ray machine.

TSA officials then contacted local police who took the gun and detained the woman for questioning before issuing her a summons.

She reportedly told officials that she forgot she had her loaded gun with her.

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