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Armed Man with Badge Posing as FBI Agent Attempts to Enter LA Jail

On Tuesday at a jail in downtown Los Angeles a man was taken into custody when authorities alleged that he tried to enter the detention center using a fake badge, and he was said to be armed with weapons.

Around 10:00 p.m. on March 6, 28-year-old Greg Baghoomian of Sunland reportedly entered the Inmate Reception Center of the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail and walked up to the desk with a badge. He flashed the identification and tried to enter the facility, but deputies on duty would not allow him to inside before verifying his identity.

Before authorities were able to authenticate his status as an FBI agent as his badge displayed Baghoomian allegedly fled from the Inmate Reception Center and fled in the direction of the Men’s Central Jail across the street. He was apprehended by deputies who were alerted of his impending arrival from authorities at the reception center.

In addition to the fake FBI credentials, Baghoomian was also reportedly found carrying several weapons. Deputies stated that they discovered he had gloves, a fixed blade knife, two Tasers and handcuffs on his person.

Baghoomian was taken back to the Inmate Reception Center and booked on suspicion of bringing a deadly weapon inside a jail facility and impersonating a peace officer. His bail was set at $105,000 and he has been scheduled to appear in court on March 22.

If you or someone you love is suspected of weapon possession, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.