ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — A 23-year-old Rochester man is in jail after police say he was caught with two handguns in a duffel bag at Apache Mall.
Police say one of the guns was loaded.READ MORE: A Man Suffers Life Threatening Injuries After Crash In Douglas County
The man told police he was looking to take the guns elsewhere for target practice.
Capt. Brian Winters tells the Post-Bulletin it didn’t appear the man had any criminal intent. But Winters say the man has a previous conviction that prohibits him from carrying a firearm.READ MORE: Colorado Man Dies In Becker County Crash
The man met a friend who works at the mall Sunday and told him he had two handguns, briefly showing one to the friend, who notified mall security.
Security officers detained the man without incident and took the bag away from him before police arrived.
The man has not been formally charged.MORE NEWS: Leech Lake Residents Work To Revive Ojibwe Spiritual Traditions, One Pet At A Time
(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)