US of­fi­cer de­tained in Tai­wan after TSA misses gun

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — Fed­eral of­fi­cials said pro­ce­dures were vi­o­lated at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port (LAX) when an off-duty po­lice of­fi­cer boarded a flight to Tai­wan with a hand­gun in her carry-on bag.

The Daily News re­ported that Santa Mon­ica Of­fi­cer Noell Grant was barred from leav­ing Tai­wan on April 13, after she en­tered the coun­try with the gun that was missed by se­cu­rity at LAX.

The Trans­porta­tion Se­cu­rity Ad­min­is­tra­tion said in a state­ment that stan­dard pro­ce­dures were not fol­lowed, al­low­ing Grant to pass through the check­point with a firearm.

Grant, who trav­eled to Tai­wan for va­ca­tion, was car­ry­ing a per­sonal, not a de­part­ment, weapon.

Santa Mon­ica Lt. Saul Ro­driguez said Wednesday that Grant can’t leave Tai­wan un­til the mat­ter is re­solved.

He didn’t know if she has been charged with a crime there.

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