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Michaele Salahi

Bodyguard Arrested at Airport

Over Gun Mix-up

2/19/2012 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0219_michaele_salahi2_tmz_EXA bodyguard traveling with Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon was arrested at LaGuardia Airport today for traveling with a gun in one of his bags ... TMZ has learned. 

A rep for Salahi tells TMZ that Michaele, Neal and the bodyguard were detained by TSA and Port Authority Police after a gun was found in a bag that was labeled as belonging to Michaele.

We're told he bodyguard explained to police the bag was his and that it was mislabeled at check-in, but that he had a concealed weapon permit.

Little did the bodyguard know ... but the permit did not allow him to carry the gun at an airport. Port Authority Police tell TMZ he was then arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree.

Salahi and Schon are on their way to Nashville where Neal is recording his solo album and scheduled to attend a benefit with Journey.

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31.

Artist    

OMG, what is Kevin Costner doing walking around NYC without a bodyguard?
Speaking of which, I watch the Bodyguard on TV last night and it was pretty good. After watching Kevin speaking at the funeral yesterday, it brought a whole new perspective to the movie.

944 days ago
32.

BEE    

Let me get this right THEIR BODYGUARD...BAH HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA!!!!

944 days ago
33.

Really?    

that last sentence is chilling. shouldn't it read they '''were'''' on there way, instead of they ''are'' on their way. suggests he was not arrested and let go... in the third degree.

944 days ago
34.

steve    

Bull, TMZ. Anyone with a conceal carry permit knows very well where they can and cannot carry a firearm. It's common knowledge that you have to unload, secure, and transport a firearm in your checked luggage and not in your carry-on. Even that seems questionable to do, because I wouldn't want a TSA idiot touching even an unloaded/harmless weapon. They shouldn't even be trusted with a flashlight with no batteries.

944 days ago
35.

Kari    

Why would they need a bodyguard? Too funny!

944 days ago
36.

Derwood    

Neil Scholong,Tareq Salahi, and Michaele Salahi are all three the biggest douches to hit the scene in recent memory and I would not buy his solo album if my life depended on it. None of them have any talent and don't deserve one moment of our attention. Thanks TMZ!

944 days ago
37.

YouDontSay    

Was the body guard related to these imbeciles? Neal a solo album. Oh goodie...i am about to delete all Journey from my ipod. It went down hill after Greg Rolie left.

944 days ago
38.

tiki    

And seriously, why do they need a bodyguard?

944 days ago
39.

Mike     

I think they should refer to him as Neal Schlong from this point on.

944 days ago
40.

Tampa Bay Bodyguards    

Celebrities make this mistake a lot. They hire some big guy with a concealed weapons permit and then trust their lives to them. In most states, you need a license separate from a concealed weapons permit to work as an armed bodyguard.

944 days ago
41.

Dee    

Why do they need a bodyguard?

944 days ago
42.

Dee    

No one ever heard this clown drummers name prior to this over sized/anorexic slash over sergitized midget affair. And I'm sure Journey is loving the extra pub. This idiot really thinks this man is not riding the Housewives franchise? He NEVER even knew what a bodyguard was before he started boning this hard on the eyes chick. It's just sad to see another older woman with a short, silly looking over surgitized desperado. I'm sure this will end in happiness for all.

944 days ago
43.

I am Spartacus    

who is this? Does TMZ only report on real celebs when they die?

944 days ago
44.

James     

Missy needs a bodyguard for protection from all the jealous haters out there.

944 days ago
45.

Kari    

#46--I understand there are a lot of haters out there--but jealous of her? No--there's nothing there to be jealous of--seriously.

944 days ago
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