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The Ticketor
24-09-2004, 10:15
LA Anti-Terror Chief Found With Gun At Airport
September 24, 2004
The commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Counter-Terrorism Bureau was detained on Thursday at Los Angeles Airport after a gun was found in his carry-on luggage.

John Miller was allowed to board the flight with his family after the weapon was confiscated by airport police, a spokeswoman said.

Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton said at a press conference that Miller was authorized to carry a gun but that, because he was not a sworn officer, he was not permitted to bring a weapon onto a plane.

"As you might imagine, he was extremely embarrassed, also his family was embarrassed, and quite frankly so is the department," Bratton said.

According to the US Transportation Security Agency, firearms and ammunition are prohibited from carry-on baggage and must be declared.

Bratton said the LAPD would be working with airport and federal officials in a review of the incident and would also conduct an internal investigation. He said Miller could face a fine of up to USD$3,000.

Miller is a former ABC News correspondent, and conducted one of the few televised interviews with al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by a Western journalist in May 1998.

(Reuters)