Authorities with the Transportation Security Administration say their security officers found a loaded handgun in a flight attendant’s carry-on bag last week at a Florida airport.
According to The Orlando Sentinel, officers arrested 28-year-old Joseph Brozyna on Thursday, charging him with carrying a concealed firearm in a prohibited place.
The police reports states that the Frontier Airlines flight attendant was passing through security at Orlando International Airport when TSA agents discovered the .40-caliber pistol.
Brozyna acknowledged that the gun was his, and told police that he recently had been on a road trip with the gun in the bag, and forgot to remove it.
However, a search revealed that his concealed carry permit was suspended.
Frontier Airlines has suspended the flight attendant while it investigates the matter.
A statement from the airline reads, “The safety and security of all passengers and crew members are uncompromising priorities at Frontier Airlines and we have a zero tolerance policy for any violation of law or security protocols.”