Chicago Auto Show

Man With Gun Arrested at Chicago Auto Show, Video Shows

Video from the scene posted to social media showed a man on the ground in handcuffs

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Video showed a man being handcuffed and taken into custody at the Chicago Auto Show Sunday after police said someone reported a "person with a gun" at the event.

Chicago police said officers were called just after 6 p.m. to the 2400 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive for a "person with a gun call." Once there, they recovered a firearm from a man at the scene and placed him into custody.

A spokesperson for the auto show said an off-duty officer employed by the event was responding to a call of a "reportedly intoxicated attendee who was disruptive with an exhibitor representative."

The man attempted to flee and the guard noticed he had a gun and "pursued him to the ground," the spokesperson said. An auto show security official then confiscated the firearm and handcuffed the man, holding him until help arrived.

Police officers who were on site for the event took the man into custody.

Video from the scene posted to social media showed a man on the ground in handcuffs.

"The Chicago Auto Show employs numerous off-duty police officers in addition to a security company it retains to keep the event secure. The Chicago Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies work together to provide protection at McCormick Place during the 10-day event," a statement from the auto show read.

The 22-year-old man is now facing felony charges for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

He was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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