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Woman, 82, Accused of Having Gun in Fed Building

The Associated Press via YellowBrix

January 07, 2010

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An 82-year-old Maine woman faces charges after she tried to carry a concealed handgun into a federal building in Augusta. Imelda Yorkus, of Whitefield, said she forgot she had the gun when she tried to go to the post office in the Edmund S. Muskie Federal building on Tuesday afternoon. Security officers in the building discovered the weapon when it set off a metal detector.

Police Sgt. Christopher Massey said Yorkus made no attempt to hide the gun and there’s no evidence she had any malicious intentions.

Nevertheless, Yorkus faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.

Yorkus told the Kennebec Journal she made a “stupid mistake.”

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