Officers arrest armed NIC student following a tip

Officers arrest armed NIC student following a tip

Officers arrest armed NIC student following a tip

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 5:44 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho.--Police officers arrested a man for carrying a concealed weapon on campus at North Idaho College on Monday.  Officers took Dan into custody after determining he does not have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

A student witness contacted campus administrators with his concerns about the man who was later identified as 34-year-old Michael Rustin Dan, according to police. The witness said he saw Dan in class on Thursday with a revolver. He claimed Dan brandished it from underneath his coat and he was carrying it in a holster.
 
Police said the witness claimed Dan bought 75 hollow point rounds for the gun, and he was afraid Dan was going to harm himself.

Prior to class starting Monday, the witness told college administrators he thought Dan would show up with the gun. Campus administrators called Coeur d’Alene Police and helped officers locate him in class.
 
Officers also located drug paraphernalia on him commonly used for methamphetamine. Dan admitted to officers he uses methamphetamine and appeared to officers to be under influence, or the residual effect of using recently, according to police.

Dan was transported to the Kootenai County Public Safety Building where he later posted bond for both misdemeanor offenses in the amount of $300 each.

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