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Washington state senator Jeff Wilson arrested in Hong Kong for gun possession and granted bail

Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) — Washington state senator Jeff Wilson has been arrested in Hong Kong for carrying a gun that was not registered in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. His website and local media reported that he was released on bail after appearing in court on Monday. Local media reports said Wilson was arrested on Saturday after landing at the Hong Kong International Airport. He was traveling with his wife for a five-week vacation in Southeast Asia. His gun was not registered in the financial hub but is registered in Washington. Wilson was quoted as saying that it “was an honest mistake” and that he expected “the situation to be resolved shortly.” His second hearing is due next week.

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