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Armed TX man arrested in lobby of Louisiana State Police building

Allen Norris (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office) Allen Norris (Source: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)
LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) -

A 29-year-old man from Cedar Hill, TX walked into Louisiana State Police Troop I in Lafayette, LA on Monday, open-carrying a Glock pistol in a leather holster, and told troopers he wanted to turn himself in, according to officials with Louisiana State Police.

It happened just before 1 a.m. Troopers say Allen Norris walked through the front doors of Troop I and approached the front desk. Norris told troopers he wanted to turn himself in because he had warrants out from other states. 

When troopers saw he was carrying a weapon, they quickly took him into custody.

It was later learned Norris is a convicted felon with active warrants out of several states. During the investigation, troopers learned the Glock pistol had been reported stolen from the New Orleans Police Department. 

Norris had an active warrant out of Alabama for attempted arson, and active warrant out of Missouri for a probation violation, and another warrant out of Virginia.

Troopers placed Norris under arrest for the active warrants, and also charged him with illegal possession of stolen things and possession of firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of certain felonies. 

Norris was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center and is being held on a $25,000 bond.

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