Felon goes to prison for having gun at airport

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) -Brent Hansen, 42, received 34 months in prison and three years supervised release in U.S. District Court.

    Hansen, a resident of Indio, California, pled guilty to a charge of illegal possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt said Hansen tried to clear airport security at Juneau International Airport on October 16, 2017, with a backpack that contained a loaded Glock 19, 9mm pistol.

    TSA Agents recognized a suspicious object as Hansen placed his bag through the X-ray machine.  Hansen told law enforcement that he had forgotten he had packed the firearm.  Juneau Police learned the firearm have been reported stolen.

    Hansen had several prior convictions in California for burglary, drug charges, attempted grand theft and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    The case was also investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

    Mr. Schmidt commended TSA for the excellent work they do at Juneau International Airport


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