NEW YORK -- A San Antonio soldier on leave was arrested in New York after a Long Island-MacArthur Airport baggage inspector found a loaded handgun in her luggage, police said.
A federal Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the four-inch revolver in Army Spc. Vonda Collier's checked bag Sunday while conducting routine inspections, Suffolk County police said.
Collier, 38, was arrested on a charge of criminal possession of a weapon. She was to be arraigned Monday.
The Defense Department had no immediate information about Collier's status or where she was stationed. Collier's father said she joined the Army about eight years ago.