Although the Republic Airlines flight attendant did have a permit to carry a handgun, she forgot to remove the weapon from her purse before heading to work at Philadelphia International Airport on Sunday.
Going through routine security checks, she placed her bag on the X-ray machine conveyor belt around 6:30 a.m., the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. TSA officers noticed the weapon (luckily) and soon alerted police.
An officer, whose name has not been released, tried to remove the gun’s ammunition — you know, to make things safe. Instead, the officer accidentally fired the gun.