Woman cited at TSA checkpoint for having loaded gun in purse

Woman cited at TSA checkpoint for having loaded gun in purse

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The loaded .38 revolver. (Source: TSA) The loaded .38 revolver. (Source: TSA)

ALCOA (WATE) - A Louisville woman was cited by airport police after taking a loaded gun through an airport checkpoint.

Tori Brannen presented her luggage for inspection at McGhee Tyson Airport around 8:30 Friday morning.

As it went through the x-ray machine, security workers found a Rossi .38 special revolver with five rounds inside a purse that was inside her bag.

Brannen told police the gun was hers and that she simply forgot it was there.

She received a citation and must appear in a Blount County court April 4.

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