|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 19, 2013 at 1:55 AM|
Wow, CNN got his name right. This is shocking to me. Russell probably wasn't viewed as a danger. He was let go quickly it sounds like. As reported a few day's ago. Russell will have his statue for the world to see on November 1st.
Former NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested this week for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, police said.
Russell, 79, was arrested Wednesday and issued a state citation for having a weapon in a prohibited area of the airport, said Perry Cooper, a Port of Seattle Police Department spokesman.
Russell was issued a citation and released. He had a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in a forbidden area of the airport, said Lisette Garcia, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman.
The gun was found during a screening of carry-on bags at a checkpoint, the TSA said.
"Firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas of firearms are always prohibited in carry-on baggage. However, these items can be transported in checked baggage provided the traveler declares them to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process," a TSA statement said.
Along with the state citation, Russell could be fined up to $7,500, the TSA said.