Los Angeles airport misses gun in off-duty police officer's hand luggage

An off-duty police officer carried a gun and six bullets on board a flight to Taiwan.
REUTERS

An off-duty police officer carried a gun and six bullets on board a flight to Taiwan.

Officials say procedures were violated at Los Angeles International Airport when an off-duty police officer boarded a flight to Taiwan with a handgun in her carry-on bag.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that California Officer Noell Grant was barred from leaving Taiwan on April 13, after she entered the country with the gun that was missed by security at LAX.

The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that standard procedures were not followed, allowing Grant to pass through the checkpoint with a firearm.

Grant, who travelled to Taiwan for a vacation, was carrying a personal, not a department, weapon.

California Lieutenant Saul Rodriguez said Wednesday that Grant can't leave Taiwan until the matter is resolved. He didn't know if she has been charged with a crime there.

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 - AP

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