A California woman who authorities say tried to enter Detroit's City Hall with a gun in her purse is being charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
The Wayne County prosecutor's office on Thursday announced the charge against 52-year-old Elmira Sutton of Pittsburg. If convicted she faces up to five years in prison.
She was arraigned Thursday and received a $50,000 bail, or 10 percent, with the condition that she attend a hand gun program.
Authorities say she was stopped Tuesday afternoon along with a man from California at the security gate on the ground floor of the Coleman Young Municipal Center.
City Hall has guards, metal detectors and other screening for the public.