CHICAGO (CBS) — A 35-year-old man from Georgia was arrested at Midway International Airport on Monday, after security screeners found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage.
WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports Transportation Security Administration workers found a loaded 9 mm Desert Eagle pistol in Kevin Champion’s luggage as he was going through a security checkpoint before his flight from Midway to Atlanta.READ MORE: Cook County Surpasses 1,000 Homicides For First Time Since 1994
TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy said it was the sixth firearm found in luggage at Midway this year.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Mild Start To December
There were no indications he intended to cause harm, but he was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a concealed firearm in an airport.
Champion, from Clarkston, Georgia, was scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 1 at the Misdemeanor Branch Court at 51st Street and Wentworth Avenue.MORE NEWS: Chicago's Top Doctor 'Concerned' About COVID Variant Omicron, It Can Be Detected In The U.S. Within 'Days Or Weeks'
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