Originally Posted by cheezhed
Didn't the article state that a cartridge case was found inside the machine?
I don't think that the slide would cycle if the thumb safety was engaged so
how would the case eject?
Originally Posted by from the article linked in the O.P.
When the firearm was removed from the magnet, the gun was still in a cocked and locked position. An empty cartridge was found in the chamber.
About halfway through the article, just below the pictures of the gun as recovered from the machine.