Bloomberg News reports:
A senator from the US state of Washington was arrested on Friday night at Hong Kong International Airport over a gun in his carry-on bag, his office said.
Jeff Wilson, a Republican from the city of Longview, was charged with possession of an unregistered firearm after he arrived in the Chinese city with an unloaded revolver, his office said in a statement. He was released Sunday on bail and faces a hearing on Oct. 30.
Wilson traveled from Portland International Airport, with a layover in San Francisco, for a five-week vacation in Southeast Asia with his wife, according to the statement, adding that baggage screens in Portland didn’t detect the weapon.
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A Washington state senator was arrested at the airport in Hong Kong and charged with possession of an unregistered firearm, his office says. https://t.co/KuUeNO6u2m
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