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Man wearing bulletproof vest and holding weapons arrested at Henderson Executive Airport

Posted at 1:57 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 16:57:55-05

HENDERSON (KTNV) — A man who held a handgun and a machete outside a business at the Henderson Executive Airport was charged Friday with unlawful possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich of the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Aaron C. Rouse of the FBI.

Etori Hughes, 45, of Las Vegas, was charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. U.S. Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Albregts scheduled a preliminary hearing for February 19, 2021.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, on Jan. 30, Henderson Police Department dispatch received a 911 call about a man — later identified as Hughes — in the parking lot of a business at Henderson Executive Airport, wearing a bulletproof vest and holding a handgun in one hand and a machete in the other.

Police officers arrived at the business and placed Hughes in custody.

During a search of Hughes’ vehicle, officers found a Glock 9mm handgun, 352 9mm rounds loaded into magazines, ninja swords, a smoke grenade, a knife, and other items. Hughes has a court order issued by the Orleans Parish in Louisiana that prohibits him from possessing a firearm.