Police: Pilot’s gun taken at Philadelphia airport recovered

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Authorities say a pilot’s handgun apparently taken from a restroom at Philadelphia International Airport – prompting delay of some flights – has been recovered.

Officials said the pilot told police just after 9 a.m. Saturday that he was in the men’s room on the secure side of terminal B when he left his bag unattended, and the pouch containing his weapon was gone when he came back.

Police said the weapon was later recovered from a janitor supply area. City police are working with federal authorities to determine who took the weapon from the restroom. Authorities said the pilot was trained and authorized to carry the weapon while flying.

Police said no one was endangered, although a few flights were temporarily delayed, and normal operations at the airport have resumed.

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