Actor David Henrie was arrested this week for carrying a loaded gun through Los Angeles International Airport.
The 29-year-old actor, who is perhaps known best for starring alongside Selena Gomez on Disney’s “Wizards of Waverly Place” for several seasons, was caught with a loaded M&P Shield 9mm pistol while going through a TSA screening on Monday morning, TMZ reports. Authorities immediately detained Henrie and transported him to a nearby police station, according to the outlet.
TMZ caught up with Henrie as he was leaving jail, and he told the outlet that the firearm belonged to him and was "legal." He also suggested that his interactions with law enforcement were positive, commenting, “The police were great, they were very kind, very nice people. Nothing but respect for them and they were very nice to me so I appreciate that.”
Henrie took to Twitter later in the day to address the “situation at LAX,” revealing that he felt “humiliated” and “embarrassed” by the incident.
“I take responsibility for the situation at LAX today,” he wrote in the statement. “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.
“More than anything I am humiliated and embarrassed that this even happened,” he continued. “But I am thankful to the TSA, LAPD and all involved today for their kindness and their professionalism during this process.”
[Photo: David Henrie attends the Step2 & Favored by Present The 5th Annual Red Carpet Safety Awareness Event at Sony Pictures Studios on September 24, 2016 in Culver City, California. By Tara Ziemba/Getty Images]
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