Duane Brown Arrested on Gun Charges at Los Angeles International Airport
An NFL player was arrested over the weekend after airport officials discovered a concealed gun while checking his luggage at airport security.
According to The Daily Mail, on Saturday, July 9, former All-Pro NFL player Duane Brown was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after he was allegedly discovered with a concealed firearm while his luggage was being screened.
The 36-year-old player who is currently a free agent is scheduled to appear at LAX Superior Court on Aug. 3 following his arrest on a misdemeanor weapons charge. The defensive tackle was arrested and detained after a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) agent, during a routine search of his luggage found a firearm. The incident took place at Terminal 6 at around 2 pm as he was flying out of LAX.
A video has emerged of Brown being escorted through the airport in handcuffs by police officers.
LAX airport police officer Lt. Karla Rodriguez stated that Brown was taken into custody and booked at the LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Pacific Jail.
He has been charged with possession of a concealed firearm, a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. ABC7 has reported that Brown was held for more than nine hours in lieu of $10,000 bail. He posted bond and was released just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday.
The NFL player was a first-round draft pick after attending Virginia Tech in 2008 and has been playing in the NFL ever since being drafted. He has played for both the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks and is currently a free agent in search of his next team.