Coolio performing for US military Task Force Eagle SFOR XV.Photo via Wikimedia
Coolio performing for US military Task Force Eagle SFOR XV in 2012. Photo via Wikimedia

Two men were arrested at LAX Saturday morning on suspicion of possessing a stolen loaded firearm when a bag with the weapon was detected at security screening.

TMZ reports one of the suspects is rapper Coolio.

LAX police were called to Terminal 3 at 10:50 a.m. on a report of a prohibited item at TSA screening, said airport police Officer Alicia Hernandez.

“Upon arrival airport police immediately took possession of a carry-on bag in the X-ray screening belt,” Hernandez said. “They also detained a 39- year-old man who claimed to own the bag.

“Further investigation revealed that the bag contained items belonging to one of the suspect’s traveling companions who left the screening area and boarded an aircraft for departure,” she said.

Airport police then detained the second suspect who told them the bag was his, Hernandez said.

“Both suspects were arrested for possession of a stolen loaded firearm,” she said. They were taken to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station for booking.

While Hernandez could not release the men’s names until they are booked, TMZ reported that the man pulled off the plane was the rapper Coolio, and that the other man was Coolio’s bodyguard.

—City News Service

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