Authorities arrested a man Wednesday outside a venue in North Hollywood where Vice President Joe Biden was to appear after a loaded gun was found in his car, police said.
Larry Ira Estrin, 62, was at a vehicle checkpoint near Sherman Way and Lankershim Boulevard when a police dog screening cars with its handler signaled that it had detected a firearm, Los Angeles police said.
Security on Biden’s Southern California swing has been tighter than for the vice president's other recent events.
Authorities found a loaded gun under the passenger seat and detained Estrin. He was being booked Wednesday afternoon on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a loaded firearm and was held in lieu of $35,000 bail, said Sgt. Kyle Kirkman of the LAPD’s North Hollywood division. Estrin, of Los Angeles, will probably be released later in the day, Kirkman said.
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