A flight attendant was stopped from attempting to board a plane with a loaded handgun at Philadelphia International Airport and was then arrested, according to news reports.
The incident occurred Friday when TSA Agents stopped the stewardess, who is from Arizona, at a security checkpoint before she got on the plane she was working on and discovered the .380 caliber gun.
It comes two weeks after an employee at a concession shop in the airport was arrested after they tried to bring a loaded gun through a security checkpoint, 6ABC reported.
“We are always on the alert for any possible insider threats,” explained Gerardo Spero, TSA’s Federal Security Director for the airport, to 6ABC. “Both of these were good catches on the part of our team.”
The flight attendant also faces a federal financial penalty for carrying a gun to a checkpoint.
Right now, it’s unknown which airline the flight attendant worked for, or if any disciplinary action has been taken, Fox29 reported.