CHICAGO (CBS) — A 52-year-old man has been charged with trying to bring a loaded handgun onto a flight from Chicago to Las Vegas earlier this week.
Transportation Security Administration officers at Midway International Airport found the loaded .38-caliber Ruger pistol in John Waltz’s carry-on luggage on Monday, according to TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy.
Chicago police arrested Waltz at the checkpoint, and seized the gun.
Waltz, of Laporte, Indiana, was charged with a felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, police said.
He was released on his own recognizance, and was due back in court on March 26.