Man tends to harm gay parade in Los Angeles

US police said on Monday that a man with a gun and explosives in his car had plans to harm the gay pride parade in West Hollywood.

The man identified as James Howell of Indiana was arrested on 11th Street south of Olympic Boulevard on Sunday morning, hours before the parade.

The 20-year-old told police that he wants to “harm gay pride event.”

The suspect’s white Acura sedan had Indiana license plates. The location where the car was found and Howell was arrested is about seven miles from the site of the parade.

The suspect’s car was full of weapons.

The 46th annual Los Angeles Pride Parade, one of the biggest public festivals celebrating gay, lesbian and other alternate lifestyles, was to continue along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood Sunday.

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