January 23, 2020
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Man arrested at court for trying to carry in loaded guns

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Cumberland County Courthouse. Unified criminal court.

PORTLAND, Maine — Courthouse security officers arrested a Maine man at a Portland courthouse after he brought two loaded handguns into the building.

Michael Noble, 46, of Gray, tried to get through security at the courthouse with the guns on Tuesday, WCSH-TV reported. He was in court for a traffic violation.

Marshals patted Noble down after he set off a metal detector alarm and found two handguns in his pocket, along with ammunition.

Noble was charged with two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm in a courthouse. He was released on bail. It was unclear on Friday if he had hired a lawyer.

A call to a phone number listed under Noble’s name was not returned.

 



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