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Loaded gun seized by courthouse security

A Spokane woman was arrested today after she tried to bring a loaded gun to a court hearing on a domestic violence charge.

Stacey L. Atkins, 22, was cited for two misdemeanor and released after security at the Spokane County Courthouse founded the Bersa .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol in her purse as it passed through the x-ray machine on the north side of the courthouse.

The gun's magazine was loaded, but there was no bullet in the chamber, according to the Spokane County Sheriff's Office.

Weapons are prohibited inside the courthouse.

Atkins was cited for possession of a concealed dangerous weapon and carrying a weapon in a prohibited place. She was released after she promised to appear in court, according to the Sheriff's Office.




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