Police: Mont. woman had loaded gun at NY airport

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Posted: Sep 29, 2011 4:27 PM
Police: Mont. woman had loaded gun at NY airport

Police say a Montana woman was arrested after security screeners found a loaded handgun in her purse at New York's Albany International Airport.

Loretta Quayle of Bozeman is charged with a misdemeanor count of illegally possessing a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Police say she had the gun in the side of a hard-shell leather purse when she went through security Monday on her way back to Bozeman. She had been in the Albany area visiting relatives.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple says Quayle told them she forgot the gun was there.

She was arraigned and released without bail.

A message left Thursday at a Bozeman phone listing in Quayle's name was not immediately returned.