A gun that was discovered inside an air hostess’ handbag at an airport was accidentally fired when it was taken into a search room. Republic Airlines flight attendant Jaclyn Luby says she ‘forgot’ she had a gun in her handbag when she brought it to the Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday morning.
The gun went off when a police officer attempted to put the gun on safety mode – but missed hitting anyone, WPVI reported. A US Airways spokesperson told NBC that Ms Luby headed through airport security at Terminal C just before 7 a.m. A TSA Agent spotted the weapon thanks to the x-ray machine and notified police immediately, according to ABC. She was taken to a secondary screening room with the officer for questioning, but when the officer attempted to unload the gun, it was triggered and discharged into a wall. The bullet went into a TSA break room where an employee was seated. No one was injured. Ms Luby, who has been an air hostess for more than five years, had a permit to carry a gun but had forgotten to take the rifle out of her purse, Philadelphia Police told NBC. Her concealed weapon permit was confiscated and she was charged with disorderly conduct. The officer that fired the weapon will be investigated by the Philadelphia Police Department. The plane was heading to Dallas, Texas. Another flight attendant was brought on board to replace the first to avoid rescheduling the flight.