Man With Gun Arrested At Airport As Obama Leaves; Wanted To See The President
A 23-year-old Ohio man carrying a handgun was arrested near the runway as President Obama was leaving Asheville, NC. Joseph Sean McVey pulled his car by the gate and was listening to a police scanner, just as Air Force One was taxiing.
McVey has been charged with going armed to the terror of the public, a misdemeanor offense. He is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Center on $100,000 secured bond.
He did not get near the president.
McVey got out of the car and started talking on a handheld radio attached to a remote earpiece and the officer noticed he was wearing a sidearm.
The officer and Secret Service agents asked for McVey’s identification and when they ran his driver’s license number through a computer it did not come back as valid, according to the case summary.
When the officer asked what he was doing, McVey stated “he heard the president was in town. He stated he wanted to see the president,” according to a case summary.Click here for reuse options!
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