Bill Russell Arrested for Having Loaded Gun at Seattle Airport

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NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested Wednesday for having a loaded weapon in a prohibited area of Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle, police said. The 79-year-old was cited and then released.

A .38-caliber Smith & Wesson was found in Russell’s carry-on bag during screening at a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint. Traveling with firearms is permitted, but they must be checked and unloaded.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom winner could be fined up to $7,500 for the offense.


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