Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Heavily Armed Man Was Going to Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Heavily Armed Man Was Going to Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade

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LOS ANGELES * An Indiana man arrested over the weekend in California with three assault rifles and ammunition in his car was forbidden from leaving his home state as part of probation stemming from a case in which he pointed a gun at neighbors, according to authorities and court records.

Investigators on Monday were trying to determine whether James Wesley Howell had any plans to use the weapons.

Howell, 20, told police that he was in the area to attend a gay pride event in West Hollywood that draws hundreds of thousands of people.

His arrest came just a few hours after 49 people were shot and killed in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. Police said they had found no evidence the incidents were connected.

Howell of Jeffersonville, Ind., was arrested in Santa Monica around 5 a. …

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