CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police say an Indiana man was charged with trying to get on a plane at Midway International Airport with a loaded gun.

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52-year-old John Waltz was being screened at a security checkpoint for a Las Vegas-bound flight on Monday.

TSA agents found a .38 caliber Ruger handgun in his carry-on luggage.

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The agents notified the police.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports authorities arrested Waltz and took possession of his weapon.