Veteran at Dayton VA questioned by police, officials say

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Veteran at Dayton VA questioned by police, officials say

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A man who took an unloaded handgun into the Dayton VA Medical Center was expected to face charges over the incident, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The man, a veteran, also had an unloaded weapon in his vehicle on the West Dayton campus, Dayton VA spokesman Ted Froats said.

The veteran was not a threat and apparently did not know federal law prohibits carrying a firearm onto a federal facility, according to the VA.

Froats said there was no lockdown on the campus, but an “all-clear” notice was sent to employees this afternoon.

“There’s no active threat so we don’t engage in a lock down for something like that,” the spokesman said. “Rumors had gone out so we wanted to clarify that nobody was wandering around with ill intent. It was all under control.”

Both weapons were confiscated, Froats said in an email

“However, Dayton VAMC police emphasize that there was no intent to harm or otherwise use the weapons on campus,” he added. “This appears to have been a simple misunderstanding about the concealed carry laws.”

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