Armed man arrested at US airport as Obama departs

A man was charged after authorities spotted him with a gun in a North Carolina airport parking lot as President Barack Obama`s plane was departing.

Asheville: A man was charged after authorities spotted him with a gun in a North Carolina airport parking lot as President Barack Obama`s plane was departing.

Joseph McVey, 23, was charged with going armed in terror of the public, a misdemeanour, said airport police Capt Kevan Smith.

Police saw McVey get out of a car about 2 pm local time in the rental car return lot and he had a gun, Smith said. He was taken into custody immediately and was being held at the county jail.
Security was heightened at the airport because President Barack Obama was leaving after vacationing in the state, headed to the memorial service for the 29 West Virginia coal miners killed in an explosion. The suspect was nowhere near the president`s plane and was in a public area.

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