Police: Man arrested at CA airport on gun charge
Thursday, April 12, 2012
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a 71-year-old man from Oregon was arrested after police at the Palm Springs International Airport found a loaded gun in his briefcase.
Police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said Thursday that Transportation Security Administration officers saw the gun during a preflight screening of Andrew Sadowski of Salem on Tuesday.
Kovaleff says police searched Sadowski's briefcase, found a .380-caliber handgun and arrested him without incident.
Police say there is no evidence of any intent of terrorism.
Sadowski was booked at a Riverside County jail on suspicion of unlawful possession of a handgun in a secure area and released after posting $5,000 bail.
His scheduled arraignment Thursday was postponed.
A woman who answered the phone at a Salem number listed in Sadowski's name said he was not available.