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Man, 80, had knife and gun at Hillsborough County Courthouse, deputies say

TAMPA — An 80-year-old Tampa man was detained at the Hillsborough County Courthouse on Monday afternoon after a security guard saw a loaded pistol in his belt.

The man had entered the courthouse a short time earlier, deputies said, but stepped from the line after a guard told him he couldn't bring in a pocketknife. Donald Koranek left to put the knife in his vehicle and returned at 3:45 p.m. He removed his jacket for X-ray examination, exposing the gun.

Koranek told a guard he has a concealed weapons permit, but deputies detained him and seized the weapon. They say they will refer the case to the State Attorney's Office.

Man, 80, had knife and gun at Hillsborough County Courthouse, deputies say 01/04/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 12:01am]
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