Bill Russell Arrested At Seattle Airport


NBA legend Bill Russell was arrested earlier this week at Sea-Tac International Airport in Seattle after a loaded handgun was discovered in his carry-on luggage.

CNN reports:

Russell, 79, was arrested Wednesday and issued a state citation for having a weapon in a prohibited area of the airport, said Perry Cooper, a Port of Seattle Police Department spokesman.

Russell was issued a citation and released. He had a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in a forbidden area of the airport, said Lisette Garcia, a Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman.

The gun was found during a screening of carry-on bags at a checkpoint, the TSA said.

“Firearms, ammunition, firearm parts and realistic replicas of firearms are always prohibited in carry-on baggage. However, these items can be transported in checked baggage provided the traveler declares them to the airline during the ticket counter check-in process,” a TSA statement said.

Along with the state citation, Russell could be fined up to $7,500, the TSA said.




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    10/21/2013 at 8:05 PM

    he must be losing his mind


    10/21/2013 at 8:08 PM

    He’s going crazy

  4. datz hott

    10/23/2013 at 12:07 AM

    Russ making sure he strap up lol!

  5. GHHB

    10/23/2013 at 8:59 PM

    Damn, can the great Bill Russell live?


    10/24/2013 at 10:16 AM

    Lmaoooo!! He said he taking his shit on the plane!

  7. Anthony

    10/24/2013 at 3:28 PM

    Let that be a lesson…stupidity has not limit

  8. Kia

    10/30/2013 at 9:56 PM

    Well damn

  9. Deirdre B Pride

    11/12/2013 at 11:11 PM

    He packing?

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