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 national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. He focuses on immigration.
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