NORTH HOLLYWOOD ( — A man was detained Wednesday for allegedly carrying a loaded gun near a North Hollywood business where U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to speak.

Larry Ira Estrin was detained around 9:15 a.m. near Bobrick Washroom Equipment at 6901 Tujunga Avenue, according to an LAPD spokesman.

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According to police, Estrin was stopped at a checkpoint outside the business ahead of Biden’s afternoon visit. Police were
alerted — apparently by a police dog — about a possible gun in the vehicle, officials said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded weapon inside.

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CBS2/KCAL9’s Randy Paige reports a photographer hired by a company to shoot photos of the event was caught with a gun while going through a security sweep.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a loaded weapon, with bail set at $35,000, police said.

Biden was in town to push for an increase in the minimum wage, just one day after the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors voted to boost the minimum wage in unincorporated areas to $15 an hour by 2020, mirroring the increase already approved by the city of Los Angeles.

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