UNM bans man who brought firearms, ammunition to campus

Daniel Arushanov
Daniel Arushanov

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A man who walked onto the University of New Mexico campus with a gun last week had more than just that gun. KRQE News 13 has learned he also had another and a lot of ammunition in his car.

Now, there’s a campus-wide notification for students and staff to be on the lookout for him.

UNM police say Daniel Arushanov claimed he was carrying a firearm on campus to test law enforcement response time.

A week ago, UNMPD was called to the Student Union Building for a man with a gun. There they found Arushanov, who is not a student, sitting alone at a table in the food court.

According to a report, he was wearing a tie, bows in his hair and an “I voted” sticker.

Officers arrested him and found a gun on him. They also found his car illegally parked in a handicapped spot on Redondo Drive. Inside the car was another weapon and a lot of ammunition.

He was charged with carrying a weapon on campus, but has since bonded out of jail.

Tuesday, the university sent out an alert notifying students to watch out for him.

“Definitely scary, he shouldn’t be bringing guns on campus,” student Margarita Blanco said.

“I mean, it’s scary, you know, as a student that goes here, it’s disheartening,” Robert Fielder said.

It was later discovered that Arushanov isn’t even supposed to have a gun. A protective order out of California says he cannot have a firearm until 2020.

UNM students are being asked to call campus police if they do spot Arushanov on campus.

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