Man suspected of illegally carrying loaded handgun on Bourbon Street

James Thompson. Photo courtesy of NOPD.

New Orleans police on September 18 arrested a man on Bourbon Street after he was allegedly found carrying a loaded handgun.

At about 10:37 p.m., New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Eighth District detectives stopped 34-year-old James Thompson in the 400 block of Bourbon St. after suspecting him of carrying a concealed firearm.

Thompson was searched and police allegedly discovered a loaded handgun in the waistband of his pants.

The NOPD said Thompason wasn’t in possession of a concealed carry permit and subsequently arrested.

Thompson was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of illegally carrying a concealed firearm.