Man Arrested After Loaded Gun Found In Carry-On At Midway

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police say a 63-year-old Northwest Indiana man was arrested this week at Midway Airport for having a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

It was about 11:30 a.m. Thursday when the TSA says its agents found the 9-millimeter handgun in the carry-on bag of 63-year-old Thomas Gillespie of Rensselaer, Indiana.

“This was a loaded firearm. It did have a bullet chambered, and it was the ninth firearm detected by our officers this year at Midway,” TSA Spokesman Michael McCarthy says.


Thomas Gillespie (Credit: Chicago Police)

Thomas Gillespie (Credit: Chicago Police)

Gillespie was on his way to Minneapolis when he was stopped, he says.

Chicago Police say Gillespie was charged with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm in an airport.

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