Medical researcher arrested after taking gun to Phoenix airport calls it a political statement

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: August 4, 2014 - 9:15 PM

PHOENIX — A medical researcher at a renowned neurological hospital who was arrested last month after police say he pointed a loaded rifle toward a woman and her teenage daughter inside Phoenix's main airport said Monday that his firearm "was never pointed at anyone" and he was just trying to make a political statement.

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