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Secret Service agent's gun found in Romney's plane

Published on Aug 30, 2012 10:35 AM

TAMPA, Florida (REUTERS) - A Secret Service agent on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign plane accidentally left a gun in the plane's bathroom.

The gun was discovered in the restroom by a reporter travelling with Mr Romney shortly before he departed the Republican convention in Florida to address the American Legion convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said on Wednesday that the "matter will be handled internally." "We're aware of the incident," Mr Donovan said. "We take the care and custody of our equipment, especially firearms, very seriously."

Mr Romney never appeared to be in any danger as he travelled with a small group of staff, Secret Service agents and journalists.