“American Idol” winner Scott McCreery has been cited after sporting a loaded handgun during the Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina ultimate week.
The nation singer was once reportedly stopped at a safety checkpoint when a Transportation Security Administration worker found out a Nine-millimeter handgun, in addition to two packing containers of ammo containing 63 bullets in his ownership, in step with an incident file.
McCreery informed government that he forgot the weapon was once in his backpack after spending time at a firing vary days previous. Although he has a sound hid lift allow, he was once nonetheless cited for a misdemeanor violation for making an attempt to board a aircraft with a firearm.
“I have been a concealed carry permit holder for awhile now after being robbed at gunpoint in 2014, and I take gun safety very seriously,” McCreery informed HuffPost in a commentary. “While in-between tour dates last week, I went to go target shooting with a friend a few days before an early flight out of my hometown Raleigh-Durham airport.”
In 2014, McCreery and his buddies have been robbed through 3 armed males of their rental in North Carolina. One of the suspects later grew to become himself in and pleaded accountable to the crime, however the singer published he’s been on a “higher level of alert” ever since.
“Unfortunately, I did not realize that I left my pistol in my backpack until the TSA found it during the security X-ray screening and rightly confiscated it,” he added. “I had my concealed carry permit on me so once they had checked everything out, they then released me to catch the next available flight. Great to know our airport security force is on the job. I have learned a lesson that I won’t forget.”
HuffPost has reached out to McCreery’s representatives and can replace this submit accordingly.