Updated:ORLANDO, Fla. —
Police arrested a woman Thursday morning after airport security workers found a loaded firearm in her purse at Orlando International Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration discovered a .380 pistol in the bag of a woman who was escorting a passenger to a gate.
Airport police were notified and the woman was arrested.
Jon Allen with the Department of Homeland Security said in a release that 18 firearms have been discovered at OIA checkpoints this year.