Former Disney Star, David Henrie, Arrested After Bringing a Loaded Gun into LAX

Everything really isn’t how it seems. Former Disney star, David Henrie, has been arrested after bringing a loaded gun into the Los Angeles International Airport on Monday, September 10.

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Henrie is best known as his role of Justin Russo, a character featured on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place,” in which he starred along Selena Gomez. He is also known for his role on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.”

Henrie was arrested after TSA agents found the loaded handgun in his carry-on bag during the screening process. Henrie did not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon and was detained on suspicion of possessing a loaded firearm and for having a firearm in the screening area of an airport.

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This was the handgun found in Henrie’s carry-on, a M&P shield 9mm pistol.

Henrie later took to Twitter to apologize after he was released from detainment:

“I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today,” the 29-year-old actor wrote. “I unintentionally brought my legally owned gun which is registered in my name to the airport. I am so sorry for any trouble it caused, but I am appreciative of TSA’s efforts in implementing the safety laws that are in place to protect our beautiful country.” He continued: “More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened. But I am thankful to the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.” It remains unclear why Henrie was carrying the weapon through the airport.

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Modern Family star, Ariel Winter, also posted to Twitter slamming Henrie for carrying his handgun in the airport, “So…you didn’t noticed the *loaded* gun in your bag when you were packing for the airport????? In other words…why was your gun not stored safely in a place where you knew where it was and why in the f—k was it loaded??”

And even after reading his apology, Winter then tweeted, “I’m glad he apologized but there’s a bigger issue. If he wasn’t a celebrity would he just be able to say sorry and walk away after bringing a loaded firearm in his bag to the airport?” she tweeted. “I am a licensed gun owner. I would never, ever accidentally bring my firearm anywhere. I lock them up legally where they are at all times. That could be a deadly mistake.”

Henrie was taken into custody at around 9 a.m. and was released several hours later on his own recognizance after he was cited and given a future court date.

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