A 76-year-old man has been arrested after trying to bring a gun on a flight from Chicago Midway International Airport to Bradley International Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
TSA discovered the firearm, a Jennings J-22 pistol, in his carry-on bag and notified law enforcement officers, who arrested the man on criminal charges.
It’s the fourth weapon found in carry-on bags at Chicago Midway this year, according to TSA.
“TSA takes the discovery of prohibited items seriously and urges all passengers to check the contents of their bags before leaving home to ensure they are not bringing any prohibited items to the airport — including firearms, firearm parts and ammunition,” the agency said in a statement Friday. “Firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, but can be transported in checked bags if they are unloaded, properly packed and declared to the airline.”