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American Detained in Pakistan After Trying to Board Plane with Bullets

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) -- An American was briefly detained in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday after trying to board a plane with a magazine and 17 bullets for a 9mm pistol, according to Pakistani police and U.S. officials.

Dawn, Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, posted a picture of the American’s passport identifying him as Charles Arthur Williams, a 41-year-old from Mississippi.

Without confirming Williams’ name, a U.S. official said the American detained Tuesday morning has diplomatic immunity and works for the embassy in Islamabad, but was on “temporary duty,” or TDY, in the United States’ Peshawar consulate.

Williams has been released by Pakistani police and is now at the consulate, according to police.

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