DENVER (AP)-- A Colorado state lawmaker arrested for having a gun at Denver International Airport had a loaded handgun in her bag that was discovered by an airport security officer, police said Wednesday.
State Rep. Lori Saine “knowingly brought the handgun to the checkpoint” at the airport on Tuesday, according to a police report written by Denver Police Officer Gregory Zimmerman. The report did not explain how he made that determination.
According to police, a Transportation Security Administration agent saw the Kahr Arms 9mm semi-automatic handgun when a bag belonging to Saine went through an x-ray machine, according to the arrest report. It had four rounds in its magazine but none in the chamber.