Man arrested on way to LA gay pride parade with guns charged

June 14, 2016 22:22

LOS ANGELES - A 20-year-old man arrested over the weekend on his way to a Los Angeles gay pride parade after police said they found guns and explosives in his car was charged on Tuesday with unlawful possession of an assault weapon and explosives, prosecutors said.

James Wesley Howell was taken into custody early Sunday morning in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Monica. Authorities have said there was no apparent link to the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

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