Minor hiccups hit Obama security entourage

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So far the security detail for US President Barack Obama's two-day visit to Sweden has gone smoothly though two minor hiccups have transpired, news agencies reported.

On Wednesday morning, a police officer left his loaded gun in a hotel toilet while a member of the president's entourage forgot their a security badge Tuesday afternoon in a McDonald's restaurant.

A loaded service pistol was found by hotel security at the Hilton Hotel at Slussen in central Stockholm, just minutes from the Grand Hotel, where Obama is staying in Stockholm. Police confirmed that the weapon belongs to a officer in Obama commanding and collected the weapon.

"Police were contacted this morning by the security organisation at the Hilton, where someone had found a gun that belonged to a Swedish police in Obama's security detail," Varg Gryllander, a press officer with Stockholm police, told the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

In a restroom at a McDonald's restaurant on Sergelgatan in central Stockholm, staff found an identification badge and called police to return it to its owner, Swedish news agency TT reported.

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