Sep. 24, 2012 at 5:47 AM ET
A Republic Airlines flight attendant showed up to work Sunday at Philadelphia International Airport with a loaded gun in her bag that accidentally discharged, US Airways told NBCPhiladelphia.com.
A US Airways spokesperson confirmed that the employee headed through airport security at Terminal C around 6:50 a.m ET with a gun inside her carry-on bag.
A police officer was called over to check out the gun. That's when it accidentally discharged, the spokesperson said.
The bullet went into a TSA break room where an employee was sitting. No one was injured, police said.
The flight attendant allegedly told police that she forgot the gun was in her bag. Philadelphia Police said she had a legal permit to carry the gun.
The attendant is an employee of Republic Airlines, a small regional partner carrier who operates flights through US Airways.
The woman received a summary citation for disorderly conduct, was taken into custody and released, according to Philadelphia Police Lieutenant Ray Evers.
The plane was heading to Dallas, Texas. Another flight attendant was brought on board and the scheduled flight arrived on time, according the spokesperson.
The name of the flight attendant was not been released.
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