posted on Aug, 26 2002 @ 10:18 AM
Police ready charges against armed passenger
August 26, 2002 Posted: 6:48 AM EDT (1048 GMT)
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Federal authorities say they will file charges "as soon as the magistrate signs a warrant" against a woman they
allege carried a handgun on a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Philadelphia.
Police apprehended the woman Sunday after security officials stopped her at Philadelphia International Airport on her way to a connecting flight. They
found she was carrying a .357 Magnum handgun in her carry-on suitcase, Philadelphia police spokeswoman Officer Maria Ibrahim said.
The FBI, which is handling the case, took her into custody.
"We are going to file charges [Monday] ... as soon as a magistrate signs the warrant," FBI spokeswoman Linda Vizi said Sunday. She would not discuss
the charges or disclose any other details.
The incident did not cause any delays or injuries, officials said.
"I understand there was a security incident," said US Airways spokesman John Bronson of Arlington, Virginia, who referred questions to local and