Man accused of trying to bring gun on plane

June 1, 2011 9:16:09 AM PDT
A man from Oklahoma is accused of trying to bring a loaded handgun on board a plane at O'Hare International Airport.

Christopher Baldridge, 44, told officers he brought the gun for protection because it was his first time in Chicago.

A security agent says he found the gun in Baldridge's backpack early Monday morning after putting the bag through the x-ray machine.

Baldridge did not make it onto the plane with the weapon. He's been charged with a felony and has a court date next week.

It is unclear how Baldridge brought the gun to Chicago.