Man Arrested For Carrying Loaded Gun at O’Hare

Christopher Baldridge told police he brought along the gun for protection during his first visit to Chicago

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    Police arrested a 44-year old Oklahoma man at O’Hare International Airport Tuesday for carrying a loaded handgun in his bag.

    Airport officials say the gun was found in Christopher Baldridge’s carry-on backpack when he went through the security line.

    Baldridge was charged with a felony and boarding an aircraft with a weapon. He appeared in bond court Tuesday.

    The Chicago Tribune cites a published report saying Baldridge told authorities it was his first visit to Chicago and that he brought along the gun for protection.