American comedian and actor Mike Epps could face charges after a handgun was found at a security checkpoint at the Indianapolis airport over the weekend.
Indianapolis International Airport officials confirmed the development.
The airport police conducted a firearms investigation just after 9 am on Sunday, 5 March.
Police said during Epps’ security screening, a firearm was detected inside a backpack.
A .38 Special Airweight revolver that had four rounds loaded was found, however none was under the firing pin.
The standup comedian told officers he came to Indianapolis to perform at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Saturday and forgot the weapon was in his bag.
Epps was not arrested. It is up to the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office to decide whether charges will be filed, although it is not common in incidents like this.
Epps is from Indianapolis and is set to have a HGTV show premiere this summer about renovating homes on his childhood block.
He was in Indianapolis to host the opening night of the Straight Jokes! No Chaser comedy tour featuring Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, Earthquake & D.C. Young Fly.