Person with loaded 9mm arrested at O’Hare security checkpoint: police

The officers saw an image of a firearm on the x-ray screen and searched the bag, police said.

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A security checkpoint sign at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Chicago.

Police say a person with a loaded gun in their carry-on bag was arrested Oct. 29, 2019, at O’Hare International Airport.

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A person was arrested Tuesday at O’Hare International Airport after authorities found a loaded gun in their carry-on bag.

Officers were called a little before 8 a.m. to a checkpoint at the airport for a weapons violation, according to Chicago police.

The officers saw an image of a firearm on the x-ray screen and then searched the bag, police said.

Inside, they found a loaded 9mm handgun, police said. The person, who had a valid FOID card and concealed-carry license, was arrested, police said. Charges are pending.

A spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Aviation could not be reached for comment.

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