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William Murphy Arrested at Airport

william-murphyAn Atlanta bishop and well known gospel singer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking a gun to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

UPDATE: Bishop William Henry Murphy III was carrying a 9 mm handgun in his carry-on luggage, and reportedly forgot the gun was in his bag.  The gun was loaded, and Murphy did have a license to carry the fire arm.  A license to carry does not include carrying the weapon into airports and government buildings.

A Transportation Security Administration official allegedly discovered the weapon during an X-ray screening. Murphy does have a license to carry permit, the warrant states.

Murphy is the bishop of The dReam Center Church. He also is a prominent gospel singer. His song “Praise is What I Do” has more than 4.5 million views on YouTube.

According to the church’s Facebook page, Murphy had just been consecrated from pastor to bishop on Monday.

william-murphy-mug-shotMurphy was charged with misdemeanor possession of a weapon in an unauthorized area. He appeared in court Thursday, where the judge set his bond at $2,500. He could face civil penalties of up to $7,500, according to Channel 2 Action News.

During the month of May TSA Officers confiscated a record 65 guns  in carry-on bags at U.S. airports, including 54 that were loaded, the TSA says. Of the firearms that were loaded, 19 had bullets in the chamber.


ALSO READ: NEW MUSIC VIDEO: William Murphy “You Reign”

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    Have just read and learned about this unfortunate incident. Any update on how it turned out? Pray it all went well for him and family.

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