SACRAMENTO, CA - A bullet was found on a passenger jet at Sacramento International Airport, but no weapon was discovered.
A flight attendant found the bullet, which had not been fired, on the floor of Southwest Airlines Flight 212 after it arrived Wednesday from Phoenix.
Transportation Security Administration spokesman Nico Melendez said the pilot asked for the plane to be searched before passengers boarded for a flight to Portland. Nothing else was found.
The discovery came hours after security screeners in Sacramento found a handgun and bullets in the carry-on luggage of a passenger who was preparing to board another Southwest flight.
The passenger told authorities he had a permit but forgot the weapon was in the bag.
Agents kept the weapon, but the passenger was allowed to board the flight to Burbank.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Click on the region names in the map below to see news from that region.
RIGHT NOW: Top Stories
The Jodi Arias murder trial has wrapped up for the day and will continue Tuesday with the defendant speaking to the jury.
Check out 100 of Maricopa County's top mug shots of the week. All inmates are innocent until proven guilty. PHOTOS INSIDE
There are four couples left with 15 dances to do on two nights on ABC's “Dancing with the Stars.”
Temperatures continue to hover near 100 degrees this week. Breezy and warm conditions hanging on.
Police say a driver struck Phoenix police Officer Daryl Raetz and fled the scene. The vehicle has been found, but investigators are working to identify the driver.
Outraged viewers wanted to be heard and heated comments filled the Internet after Samy and Amy Bouzaglo's restaurant was featured on "Kitchen Nightmares". INSIDE: Owners speak out