Harold Waller

Man takes loaded guns into Sacramento airport

Published: Saturday, Mar. 24, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 25, 2012 - 12:48 pm

A 45-year-old man is being held without bail in Sacramento County jail, accused of attempting to take several firearms through a security checkpoint at Sacramento International Airport.

Harold Waller of Circle, Mont., was taken into custody without incident Thursday afternoon.

About 3 p.m., he approached the security checkpoint at Terminal A. During screening, Transportation Security Administration personnel observed a firearm inside one of Waller's carry-on bags, according to a Sacramento County Sheriff's Department news release. Waller was detained for a secondary screening process, and TSA employees summoned sheriff's deputies.

Further investigation revealed that Waller had a loaded handgun on his person, as well as three loaded firearms inside carry-on luggage.

Sheriff's officials said Waller had left his vehicle parked at an off-site location before coming to the airport. Deputies located the vehicle, and inside they found eight additional firearms, several of which were loaded, officials said.

Waller was booked on suspicion of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm, unlawful possession of a concealed firearm, possession of an unauthorized weapon in a public building and possession of a firearm within a sterile area of an airport.

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