San Jose Man Arrested For Allegedly Showing Gun at LAX, Later Released

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    Airplanes sit on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Thousands of fliers were delayed Friday after a shooting in Terminal 3 closed parts of the airport for hours, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. Los Angeles police said a suspected gunman has been taken into custody. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

    A Bay Area man may be facing charges in Southern California for allegedly showing a gun at Los Angeles International Airport Friday night.

    This comes exactly one week after a gunman shot and killed a TSA agent there.

    The incident happened around 9 p.m. Friday. Authorities said the suspect is a 27-year-old man from San Jose, whose name is not being released.

    Police said after landing in Los Angeles, he took out a handgun out of his checked bag. Witnesses called police, who discovered a small, unloaded handgun.

    It turns out, however, the man had declared that gun in his luggage, so he had followed the law. He was arrested on a charge of brandishing a gun and then released without being booked.

    It is now up to the city attorney whether any charges will be filed.