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Gun left on plane by secret service agent on Romney's plane is found by CBS reporter.
A secret service agent, traveling with Mitt Romney, accidentally left her gun in the campaign plane's bathroom.
The loaded gun was found by a CBS reporter who was traveling with Romney from Tampa to Indianapolis.
A member of the Secret Service on board the plane was informed and retrieved the gun.
"Romney has traveled with Secret Service protection since early February and has an armed detail assigned to him at all times. His wife, Ann, was just assigned her own detail - albeit a smaller one - last Friday."
According to The New York Times, the agent had to stay behind in Indianapolis to go over what happened with her supervisors, though Romney returned to Tampa for the rest of the RNC.
A secret service spokesman told CBS News/National Journal in a statement that they were aware of the incident.
"We take the care and custody of our equipment, especially firearms, very seriously. We will deal with this matter internally and in an appropriate manner."