CHICAGO (CBS) — A Homer Glen man was arrested Wednesday morning at Midway International Airport, after security officers found a loaded handgun in his carry-on bag.
The Transportation Security Administration said officers found the loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 in the man’s bag when it went through an X-ray machine at the Midway security checkpoint.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisories In Effect; Snow Arrives For Monday Morning Commute
TSA officers contacted Chicago police, who took the man into custody.
“Chicago PD comes over to the checkpoint. They take possession of that firearm, and arrested the passenger on a state charge,” said TSA spokesman Mike McCarthy.
Timothy McGraw, 36, was charged with one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm at an airport.READ MORE: Illinois State Departments, Driver Service Facilities Reopen Monday Weeks After COVID Surge
McGraw was ticketed for a flight to Nashville.