Gun found in airport restroom

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Airport police responded to a report of a handgun left in the restroom located in the concourse area of the airport which is beyond the TSA checkpoints.

A handgun was found in the restroom of the Guam International Airport Authority this afternoon.

Guam International Airport Authority spokeswoman Rolenda Faasuamalie confirmed that airport police responded to a report of a handgun left in the restroom located in the concourse area of the airport which is beyond the TSA checkpoints.

The gun was immediately recovered and secured.

While at this time it is unclear how the gun got there, Faasuamalie says that regulatory agencies with deputized officers including the TSA and Guam Customs and Quarantine were informed of the find.

She added that they are “obviously concerned and that’s why regulatory agencies were advised and we will be reviewing policies and procedures” related to the incident.

The discovery of the gun did not hamper airport operations as Faasuamalie reported no interruptions.

She says the case is under investigation and no further comment can be provided.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.