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Gun found during security screening at entrance to Metro courthouse

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A woman was detained by security after allegedly trying to enter the Birch Building with a gun around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The weapon was found in a purse as it passed through the X-ray machine.

Sara Mitchell, 30, received a state misdemeanor citation for unlawful carrying or possession of a gun.

Police say Mitchell admitted to not having a carry permit and that she bought the weapon for self-defense.

Mitchell says she forgot she had the weapon in her purse.

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