Parent Finds Gun at Miami Children's Museum

Police investigating after weapon found in museum

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Mar 14, 2011  |  Updated 1:39 PM EDT
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Parent Finds Gun at Miami Children's Museum

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Police are investigating after a hand gun was found inside the Miami Children's Museum earlier this month.

The gun, a .38-caliber Cobra pistol, was found by a parent inside the museum at 980 MacArthur Causeway on March 6, according to police.

The parent turned the gun in to a security officer who called Miami Police.

It's unknown whether the gun was loaded or what part of the museum it was found in. The gun's serial numbers were searched, but it didn't come back as stolen or used in a crime.

Police were unable to initially determine the gun's owner.

"At no time was any patron of the museum in any danger," the Museum said in a statement. "In the 26 years that the Miami Children's Museum has been in existence, this is the first time that a situation of this kind has ever been experienced. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and families can play, learn, imagine and create.  We will continue to assure the safety of all our patrons for the future."

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