WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue March 1, 2005
Gun Found At Airport
Louisville, KY – Security officials at louisville International Airport retreived a firearm from the luggage of a police trainer.
The handgun of Bob Stewart was found as he was passing through a security checkpoint on his way to Florida on February 24th.
Stewart said he brought the gun to work earlier that day to practice at the police firing range. He said he forgot the gun was in his bag because it was hidden underneath other personal items.
Stewart was taken in for questioning after the gun was found.
Both the FBI and the Transportation Security Administration are investigating the incident, according to airport spokeswoman Rande Swann. Federal authorities have not yet said whether he would be charged.
Stewart has been training the louisville police force for a year. He served as captain for the Washington, D.C. police and later retired. He also served as chief of police in Ormond Beach, Florida.