Police: Woman had 2 loaded guns at Indianapolis airport

Woman reportedly told officers she had forgotten guns were in her purse


INDIANAPOLIS --

An Indianapolis woman was arrested after she tried to bring two loaded handguns into Indianapolis International Airport, police said.

Maria L. Crutchfield, 56, was stopped at a security checkpoint just before 7 p.m. Saturday after an X-ray machine showed the outline of a gun in her carry-on luggage, police said.

Crutchfield was carrying two loaded handguns -- a .25 caliber black Colt automatic and a 6mm black Browning -- at the very bottom of her bag, police said.

Crutchfield told officers she had forgotten the guns were in her purse when she came to catch a flight from Indianapolis to Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

She also admitted to not having a license for the guns, police said.

Crutchfield was arrested and preliminarily charged with entering a controlled area of an airport with a weapon and carrying a handgun without a license.

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