Man accused of trying to bring gun on plane

June 1, 2011 (CHICAGO)

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.

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