Capt. John Rogers Jr. reportedly put down his handgun in the bathroom around 3 p.m., and when he went to retrieve it, the gun was gone. The gun is still missing, reports Fox 25.
Chief Michael Botieri told the Boston Herald that Rogers left the bathroom forgetting to pick up the gun, When he went back for it minutes later, it was gone.
Rogers immediately notified court officials. A weapon-sniffing dog from Massachusetts State Police, and local police did a sweep of the courthouse, including passing everyone inside through a metal detector, and taking the names of all employees who were on duty, anyone who'd been in their offices and those scheduled to appear in court.
The investigation is ongoing.