US Airways flight attendant arrested with handgun in bag

June 24, 2013 at 3:14 PM

ROME, June 24 (UPI) -- Police in Rome say they've arrested a US Airways flight attendant for allegedly trying to bring a disassembled gun onto a flight.

The 60-year-old woman who was only identified by her initials, J.J., was found with a disassembled Sig Sauer revolver and 40 round of ammunition, five of them spent, in her carry-on bag Sunday, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday. The gun was detected at the Fiumicino airport security checkpoint.

The woman was scheduled to work a flight from Rome to Charlotte, N.C. She was instead taken to Cicitavecchia prison and charged with possession of an unauthorized firearm.

She allegedly told police she'd brought the gun to Italy from the United States.

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