Jackie Chan in trouble for bragging about arms

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2012 10:10 hrs

Jackie Chan is being probed by police for illegal possession of firearms, after he boasted about fighting off several gangsters with three pistols and six grenades.

According to Nanyang Siang Pau and Guang Ming Daily, the 58-year-old actor told a Chinese magazine that more than 20 dagger-wielding men cornered him once and he had to fend them off with the weapons, the Star Online reported.

The Hong Kong police came by the newspaper report and decided to take action.

If Chan told truth about the guns, then he would have breached Hong Kong's strict gun laws.

Otherwise, the 'Rush Hour' star could be in trouble for spreading misleading information and sending a wrong message to the world, the reports said.

Under the nation's gun laws, a licence is required to carry a weapon and it is illegal to carry firearms in public without a good reason.

Anyone convicted of the crime, faces a maximum punishment of 100,000 Hong Kong dollars and up to 14 years' jail term.

It is not known if Chan has ever been issued a firearm licence by the police. (ANI)

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