CRIME

9/11 memorial visitor arrested on charges she carried 2 loaded handguns in backpack

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, visitors to the Sept. 11 memorial view one of the two reflecting pools in New York. A tourist from Texas was arrested on Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site  when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday. Acording to friends, the 31-year-old military veteran has a permit to carry weapons in her home state and mistakenly believed the permit covered her visit to New York from the Houston area. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2014 file photo, visitors to the Sept. 11 memorial view one of the two reflecting pools in New York. A tourist from Texas was arrested on Saturday Aug. 1, 2015 on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said. According to a criminal complaint, Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon before being released Sunday. Acording to friends, the 31-year-old military veteran has a permit to carry weapons in her home state and mistakenly believed the permit covered her visit to New York from the Houston area. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a tourist has been arrested on charges she carried two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City.

A criminal complaint says Elizabeth Enderli was visiting the site Saturday in lower Manhattan when she informed a police officer she had the weapons in her backpack. She was charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

The name of her attorney was not immediately available. However, friends and family tell the New York Post that the 31-year-old military veteran has a permit to carry weapons in Texas.

They say Enderli mistakenly believed the permit covered her visit to New York from the Houston area. They say she spent a night in jail after asking where she could store the pistols while she visited the memorial.