Gun found in bathroom at Missouri Capitol

Missouri Capitol Police say a loaded handgun belonging to a legislative staff member was found in a basement bathroom at the state Capitol.

A police report says the gun was found last Friday on top of a toilet paper dispenser by another legislative employee. It was in a black nylon holster.

The gun was returned to David Evans, a Missouri House employee. The House's website says Evans works for Speaker Tim Jones.

According to the police report, Evans has a concealed gun permit. He did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

A 2011 Missouri law allows state elected officials and their employees to carry concealed firearms inside the state Capitol if they have permits.