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Woman with gun in purse arrested while entering courthouse

7 years 2 weeks 3 days ago Tuesday, November 10 2015 Nov 10, 2015 November 10, 2015 7:02 AM November 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman trying to enter a courthouse was arrested after a deputy spotted a handgun in her purse.

Local news organizations report 29-year-old Nadia Williams was arrested Monday on a charge of illegal carrying of a weapon.

Deputies say Williams walked into Orleans Parish Criminal Court and put her purse on the scanning belt. When the purse was scanned, a deputy noticed what might be a gun.

Deputy Thomas Elder scanned the purse a second time and found a .380 handgun with six rounds in the magazine, but none in the chamber.

Sheriff's office spokesman Philip Stelly says Williams had gone to the courthouse to accompany a male who had a court proceeding.

It isn't immediately clear if Williams has an attorney.



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