CHICAGO, Oklahoma -- A 44-year-old Fort Gibson man was arrested and charged Tuesday for carrying a loaded handgun while going through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Police say Christopher Baldridge was arrested when TSA found a loaded handgun inside his backpack.
He was charged with one count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, a felony.
The Chicago Tribune reports Baldridge told authorities it was his first visit to Chicago and that he foolishly brought along the gun for protection.
A judge set his bond at $25,000. His next court hearing is set for June 6, 2011. He remains in jail.