Man Charged With Trying to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Plane at Midway - NBC Chicago

Man Charged With Trying to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Plane at Midway

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    Man Charged With Trying to Bring Loaded Gun Onto Plane at Midway
    Chicago Police/TSA

    An Indiana man was charged with trying to board a plane with a loaded gun Monday at Midway International Airport.

    John Waltz, 52, was charged with a felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, according to Chicago Police.

    Waltz, who lives in La Porte, Indiana, was being screened at a security checkpoint for a Las Vegas-bound flight when TSA agents found the .38-caliber Ruger handgun in his carry-on bag, police and the TSA said. The gun was loaded with a round in the chamber.

    TSA agents then notified police, who arrested Waltz and took possession of the gun, authorities said.

    Waltz was released on a $10,000 I-bond and was due back in court March 26, according to Cook County court records.

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