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Loaded gun found in carry-on bag at Midway Airport


A man was arrested Thursday morning after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at Midway International Airport.

TSA officers found the 9mm handgun in the 63-year-old man's carry-on luggage during a screening about 11:30 a.m., according to a statement from the agency. The gun was loaded and had one round chambered.

Thomas Gillespie of Indiana was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed firearm at an airport, according to Chicago Police.

This is the ninth firearm found in carry-on luggage at Midway this year, according to the TSA. There have been 10 firearms discovered in bags at O'Hare this year.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2016.)
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