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BRCC student faces weapon charge

Johann Looney (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison) Johann Looney (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A student who was seen walking around in a trench coat at Baton Rouge Community College was arrested Tuesday afternoon after campus police said they found a large knife on him.

Johann Looney, 18, of St. Francisville, was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon by a student on school property. Bond has not been set.

According to the probable cause report, a BRCC campus police officer saw the suspect walking around wearing a trench coat when the temperature was around 80 degrees and became suspicious.

The report stated the officer then saw him walk into the student union and radioed other officers to keep an eye out for him.

The report added within about 10 minutes, campus police received several calls from people about a suspicious man walking around in a trench coat.

According to the report, a different officer later saw Looney, but he was not wearing the trench coat. The officer said he saw a large knife sticking out of his pants and arrested him.

Police said another smaller knife was found in his pocket.

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