NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a woman wearing pink underwear over her trousers was arrested when a security guard at New York’s famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel spotted a gun sticking out of her pocket.
The incident happened Saturday morning. Police say 46-year-old Marilyn Michose was talking to herself in the hotel lobby when a security guard spotted a .25-caliber semiautomatic Beretta in her jacket pocket.
She was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center for psychiatric evaluation.
Hotel guest Darren Muylders of London tells the Daily News that the incident was “wacky.”
No information on an attorney for Michose was available.
The landmark Waldorf-Astoria is a favorite destination of notables including heads of state from around the world. U.S. presidents traditionally stay there when they are in New York.
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