Cops: Man arrested with loaded handgun in luggage at O'Hare

Published: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 9:25 a.m. CDT

(MCT) — A Kansas man was arrested after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on luggage at O’Hare International Airport over the weekend, authorities said.

Dean Bieker, 54, was charged with trying to bring a loaded gun onto a plane, a felony, according to Cook County Jail records.

Bieker, of 158th Street in Olathe, Kansas, was arrested about 1:30 p.m. Saturday as he went through a security checkpoint at Terminal 3, according to a police report.

Transportation Security Administration screeners spotted the image of a handgun in Bieker’s carry-on bag in an X-ray machine, according to the report. Officers brought the bag into a screening room, where they unloaded and secured the gun.

Bieker appeared in Cook County Bond Court Sunday and was released on bond, according to court and jail records.

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