Police: Man with gun arrested at Taste of Chicago

June 28, 2009 11:14:55 AM PDT
Chicago police say they arrested a 25-year-old Indiana man for allegedly carrying a loaded 9mm handgun into the Taste of Chicago. Police say Shrome George of Michigan City, Ind., tried to enter a security checkpoint late Saturday.

He faces unlawful possession of a handgun, among other weapons charges, and is expected in bond court Sunday.

A telephone listing for George couldn't be located Sunday and it was immediately unclear if he had an attorney.

The Taste of Chicago is an annual outdoor food event on Chicago's lakefront.

Chicago police have amped up security at such events after a man was fatally shot and three others injured following a pre-Independence Day fireworks display last year.

A police spokesman says George's arrest shows a "zero tolerance policy for criminal activity."

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