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Gun Accidentally Fired At Philadelphia International Airport

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a gun belonging to a flight attendant was accidentally fired inside Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday morning.

According to officials, a female flight attendant trying to pass through security was stopped shortly after 7 a.m. when a handgun was discovered in her handbag. The woman and her gun were detained and the TSA called police.

The officer handling the gun accidentally discharged the weapon one time. The bullet struck the floor. No one was injured.

The weapon was legal and the flight attendant did have a permit to carry it.

The woman was issued a ticket and released.

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