EL SEGUNDO (CBS/AP) — Police say a 25-year-old Alabama man has been arrested after federal authorities discovered a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag as he passed through a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport police spokeswoman Belinda Nettles says Joshua Banks was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm — a 38-caliber pistol.

Banks had purchased a ticket for a flight to Dallas and was taken into custody at the American Airlines terminal.

Banks was taken to the airport police station for preliminary processing and booked at the LAPD’s Pacific Division jail.

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Comments (17)
  1. Jeezus says:

    there’re mexicans from alabama?

    1. shiggity says:

      WOW. I think you should worry about school, before you worry about if THEY’RE mexicans in Alabama.

      1. Timothy McGarry says:

        There’re Mexicans in Alabama; They’re not bringing loaded guns on planes yet, though.

      2. Jeezus says:

        i’ve seen your comments on here before and with a name like shiggity you’d think you weren’t the grammar police. but ya, they are and there are are two different subjects. In your they are it’s shortened to they’re and in my there are it’s shortened to there’re. i can do that. just cause you cant pick up on it and get all bent doesn’t mean i’m at fault.

      3. Jeezus says:

        see, Tim gets it.

  2. Jeezus says:

    about the stupidest thing someone could do…..and i only believe they’d do it if they were put up to it, in this case, by higher powers who want the whole “lone wolf” threat to be popularized in the media so that they can further break down the 2nd amendment, and civilians right to defend themselves and their families.

  3. David says:

    go to hell stupid jeezus!! i bet ur a white trash! what does this have to do with mexicans u idiot? i bet it was a rednecck ..

    1. bob ocho says:

      yea, he’s writing this from his trailer, and then he goes back to doing his cousin and sister

      1. Jeezus says:

        i like mexicans…in mexico or here on vacation. even the ones who’ve made a good place here already. and continue to do so with their families. but the abundance of the problem i speak of, foolishly, are the majority of the culture that are american mexicans. it’s one thing to be mexican american, or even just american, but american mexican is the new wave and good luck with that. wait til the majority overtakes and if you really want to live by their culture and rules, good luck. so i stir the pot with a stupid comment. how bout the news headline that says “white male victim, definitely not a gang member” ?? the news is bunk. if you come here for news and to be righteous you’re a problem. apologies again.

  4. Bryan Conover says:

    Im having trouble seeing the conflict in all of this…If guns were allowed on the planes involved in the 9/11 attacks…history might be totally different. I can tell you something about shooting people that makes a huge amount of sense…if more lefties took a bullet to the head, this discussion would be mute !

  5. Charlie says:

    Loaded guns are illegal to carry on planes ??? What’s happening to all my rights ??? I need to defend myself, could be robbers, rapists up there,

  6. Timothy McGarry says:

    He was headed back to Alabama to go elephant hunting- where the Tuscaloosa…


    he’s a walking white shlt-bag t-party redneck, that got scared because, he had to travel through los mexicans Los Angeles International Airport. !!!!

  8. Jo Danny says:

    Dude is clearly not the brightest bulb in the pack.


  9. In bred is dead says:

    Do I hear banjo music?

    1. Jeezus says:

      i wish.

      banjo beats out jayZ kayne west and pleasediddy any day of the week.

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