Woman brings loaded handgun to Job and Family Services Building

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A woman has been arrested after a gun was found inside of her purse as she entered the Job and Family Services building.

Police say Shaequya Smith entered the building, located at 222 E. Central Parkway, around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Officers say that Smith placed her purse on a conveyor belt to be scanned. As her purse went through the x-ray machine, authorities say they observed a gun in Smith's purse. A deputy on the scene placed Smith in cuffs and arrested her.

Police say that the handgun was loaded with two 22 caliber bullets.

Officers say this is the deputy's second handgun recovery in the past seven months.

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