Oklahoman Arrested In Chicago For Attempting To Board Airplane With Handgun

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:01 am
By: News On 6


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.