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Milwaukee woman: I forgot I had my gun at Ground Zero

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

NEW YORK (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin woman caught with a loaded gun at New York's 9-11 Memorial told officers she forgot she had it. 

41-year-old Ursula Jerry of Milwaukee appeared in court Monday, following her arrest at Ground Zero's security checkpoint on Sunday. 

A judge ordered a $30,000 bond on a preliminary charge of criminal weapons' possession. She's due back in court on Friday. Prosecutors say they'll take the case to a New York grand jury for formal charges. 

Jerry reportedly told security officers that she carried her .380 semi-automatic weapon on an Amtrak train from Milwaukee as she was about to visit the Big Apple - and she forgot having it. The weapon had two rounds in its magazine. 

Defense attorney Annie Constanzo said there were no indications that Jerry threatened any violence -- and she has no criminal history of violence. 

There have been conflicting reports about whether Jerry had a Wisconsin concealed weapons' permit. Even if she did, it would not have been legal for her to carry it in New York. 

The Empire State does not legally recognize concealed weapon permits from other states.