LOS ANGELES (AP) – A motorist with 30 handguns, seven rifles and fully loaded ammunition magazines in his pickup truck has been arrested at Los Angeles International Airport.

Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles says the truck was stopped Friday by airport police officers at an entrance to the passenger terminals area.

Castles says the man was arrested for investigation of weapons transportation violations. His name was not immediately released.

Airport police official Jim Holcomb told the KCAL-TV news station that there’s no indication the man was out to do any harm at the airport. He was apparently picking someone up.

Parents of kid driver arraigned

HEATHSVILLE, Va. (AP) – An eastern Virginia couple arrested after their 6-year-old son crashed the family car while trying to drive himself to school appeared in court Friday on child-endangerment charges.

A juvenile and domestic relations judge appointed attorneys for Jaqulyn Waltman and David Dodson, who have each been charged with one count of felony child endangerment and could face between one year and five years in prison.

“Mr. Dodson is very thankful that his son is safe and that no one was injured that day,” said Dodson’s attorney, Jane Wrightson.

The boy drove his parents’ Ford Taurus after missing the bus Monday morning, weaving in and out of traffic and crossing a bridge over the Great Wicomico River, police said. He made it about six miles, mostly down U.S. 360, and was spotted by several motorists before crashing into a utility pole not far from Northumberland Elementary School.

The boy told sheriff’s deputies he figured out how to drive by playing video games and needed to get to school because he didn’t want to miss breakfast and gym class. Despite not wearing a seat belt, he wasn’t seriously injured, but the car was severely damaged, state police said.


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