Man Cited for Concealed Weapon
Jeff Garretson - Mon 11:38 AM 04/09/2012
The man explained to police that he had been target shooting with friends and was walking back home.
A Salina man is cited for carrying a concealed weapon in a backpack.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, officers on Friday evening around 7:20pm, observed a man walking with four long guns and a backpack in the 1900 block of Haskett.
Police say 19-year-old Travis Novak was legally carrying a .22 rifle, a 20-gauge shotgun, a .223 rifle and a .243 rifle out in the open.
After an interview police found two handguns and ammunition concealed in a backpack.
Novak explained to police that he had been target shooting with friends and was walking back home. Novak was cited on one count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Lt. Siemsen tells KSAL News that it is legal to carry the guns out in the open. "When we do see you with guns - we are going to find out what you are planning to do," he said.