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Armed Man Arrested Outside Vice President Biden Event In Los Angeles

Authorities found a loaded gun in the suspect's car. He is being held on $35,000 bail.

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A 62-year-old man was arrested Wednesday near an event in Los Angeles that Vice President Joe Biden was expected to attend after authorities found a loaded gun in the suspect's car.

Larry Ira Estrin of Los Angeles was arrested for possession of a loaded weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. He is being held on $35,000 bail.

At about 9 a.m., Estrin was at a checkpoint for visitors when LAPD officers were made aware of a possible firearm inside his car. The Los Angeles Times reported that a police dog alerted authorities to the loaded firearm.

Biden was expected to be at the event in North Hollywood with other local officials, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, for a press conference on raising the minimum wage.

The event was being held at a washroom accessory and partition manufacturing business, according to the mayor's schedule.

Adolfo Flores is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Adolfo Flores at adolfo.flores@buzzfeed.com.

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