TSA: Detroit airport employee had loaded gun

No one hurt; Employee works at gift shop

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This.38 caliber firearm was caught by TSA officers at the security checkpoint at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport on  Sunday, May 4t (Photo courtesy of TSA.)

ROMULUS, Mich. - An employee who works at one of the shops inside the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport was arrested Sunday when she was caught with a loaded gun passing through an airport checkpoint, the Transportation Security Administration said.

In a statement, TSA said the .38 caliber handgun, loaded with five rounds, was found in the employee's bag as it went through an X-ray machine.

Wayne County Airport police arrested the employee on a weapons charge. Her name has not been released.

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