WEST GLACIER (AP)
A British man pleaded guilty to a gun charge filed after Glacier National Park officials said he appeared to reach for a concealed weapon during a search of him and his belongings. Kano Diebitsch, 32, appeared before a federal judge in Great Falls and pleaded guilty to being an alien in possession of a firearm. Federal officials said Diebitsch was arrested Nov. 24 after a park ranger requested identification and became nervous about movements by the man, whose hands were in his pockets. Asked whether he had weapons, Diebitsch responded that he had a knife but no guns, officials said. The ranger took the knife, Diebitsch produced British identification and a search of his duffel bag then revealed another knife, binoculars, cigarettes and food. As the ranger drove Diebitsch to Glacier’s Apgar area, park communications staff told the ranger that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wanted to talk to the man. The U.S. attorney’s office for Montana said Diebitsch then acknowledged being in the United States illegally.