A 42-year-old man has been charged with carrying a loaded gun and drugs into the federal courthouse in downtown Kansas City.
Joshua D. Hughes was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He was arrested May 26 after walking into the courthouse in the 400 block of East Ninth Street and announcing, “I’m a felon in possession,” according to court documents.
He seemed confused and would not answer questions, according to the documents.
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Security officers searched Hughes and found a loaded .40-caliber handgun in his pants.
Officers also searched a backpack he was carrying and found a bottle of PCP.
A few minutes before Hughes walked into the courthouse, someone had called police to report that a man outside the courthouse said he was having a heart attack. The man then pulled out a gun, waved it around and told people they needed to take cover.
After he was arrested, Hughes was taken to a hospital for treatment because of his “level of impairment,” according to the documents.
According to court records, Hughes has several felony convictions for drug possession and distribution.