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Grandma arrested with loaded gun at LaGuardia Airport

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 16:20:41-04

EAST ELMHURST, Queens — Officers arrested a grandma found with a loaded gun in her bag at LaGuardia Airport on Monday morning, officials said.

Officers found a loaded gun in a grandma’s bag at LaGuardia Airport. (Transportation Security Administration)

The North Carolina woman was with two of her grandchildren, according to a Transportation Security Administration  spokeswoman. Officers spotted the gun in the woman’s red suitcase as it went through an X-ray machine.

The handgun was loaded with six bullets, including one in the chamber, officials said.

The woman told officers that she did not know that there was a gun in her bag. She said she had borrowed the suitcase.

This was the sixth firearm that TSA officers have detected at the LaGuardia Airport checkpoints so far this year. Officers found just two guns in 2018.