A Marksville man is arrested at Alexandria International Airport for trying to take a loaded handgun onto an airplane. Charges were upgraded late this afternoon to illegal carrying of a weapon.
A Rapides deputy working security detail stopped 25-year-old Rashad Hamidei last week. TSA agents reportedly spotted the gun in the man’s backpack while it was on the conveyor belt.
The investigation into the incident continues. Deputies say the magazine was loaded, but the chamber was empty.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/26/13