Skip to comments.3 in custody after assault-style rifle found in vehicle leaving O’Hare
Posted on 10/07/2017 8:58:33 PM PDT by SSS Two
Three people were taken into custody Saturday after a driver was pulled over as he left OHare International Airport and an assault-style rifle and handgun were found inside his vehicle.
A pressure cooker was also found during the traffic stop, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. as the vehicle exited OHare Airport, according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, which will see enhanced security measures during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, police said.
The vehicle was stopped after the driver was seen speeding by officers as it left OHare Airport, police said. A handgun was initially found inside, but a more thorough search also revealed an AR-15 rifle and the pressure cooker in the vehicles trunk.
Three people were taken into custody and the CPD Organized Crime Bureau and Joint Terrorism Task Force were called to conduct an investigation, police said.
Police said they dont believe the pressure cooker was intended to be weaponized after finding food and grease remnants inside.
The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old man from Wisconsin, was being cooperative with officers and federal agents, police said. He said he was in Chicago to drop off a friend at the airport.
Police said they have concluded the man posed no threat to events in the city, but were working with prosecutors and seeking aggravated weapons charges in connection with the incident.
All three people remained in custody Saturday night, Guglielmi said.
Police added that while there was not believed to be a threat to events in the city connected to this case, runners and spectators at the Chicago Marathon should expect to see a very visible presence of police officers along the marathons route. The department has also increased the number of undercover officers working the marathon and will be coordinating with FBI agents, Homeland Security officials and Illinois State Police.
Patrols in and around Wrigley Field and Solider Field will also be increased for National League Division Series games and Mondays Chicago Bears game against the Minnesota Vikings, police said.
“Neither the guns nor the pressure cooker were believed to have been intended for any acts of violence in the city, which will see enhanced security measures during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, police said.”
Are you kidding me?
I’m sorry, where is the crime?
Doesn’t everyone ride around with an AR15 and a pressure cooker in their trunk?
I would, but I have a small SUV and don’t have a trunk! :)
“Im sorry, where is the crime?”
It’s Chicago, so there must be some law about the AR15. Irrespective of there being an actual crime committed (other than the traffic violation), it makes no sense to me that they have already dismissed the possibility of terrorism.
No description of suspects? maybe late for flight and did not have time to wash the pressure cooker after dinner
Time to ban pressure cookers. Then this nonsense wouldn't have happened 🙄
Well it says he is from Wisconsin.
So ... Yeah.
that means the men have to be muslim..if they were white they would be in custody..muslims have an automatic able to drive around with pressure cooker free cards
They’ll drop this like a hot rock. AR rifles are perfectly legal in Illinois. So is the handgun. If he wasn’t walking around inside the terminal no laws were broken.
Im sorry, where is the crime?
They were carrying without a CC permit...If no permit. Should have had any firearms field dressed, locked in trunk, with any ammo locked separately away from firearms and in trunk.
Given the history with pressure cookers at marathons and fact that we just had a mass shooting, these people were either idiots, up to no good, or both.
Should add that there may be more restrictions in City of Chicago and Cook County.
Doesnt everyone ride around with an AR15 and a pressure cooker in their trunk?”
Well it says he is from Wisconsin.
So ... Yeah.
LOL I thought the same thing...maybe hunting for ducks and then going to can them? ;)
Uh yeah, they did break laws...see my post #12 and 13
[[it makes no sense to me that they have already dismissed the possibility of terrorism.]]
Likely they were muslims and screaming Ala Snackbar when they were pullede over- so of course there would have been ‘no obvious signs of terrorism’
If they did a thorough search they’d find a cigarette lighter adapter for that cooker.
Huntin’ and a-cookin’ all at once and together like.
If no permit. Should have had any firearms field dressed, locked in trunk, with any ammo locked separately away from firearms and in trunk.
LOL I was thinking about hunting/cooking duck...should have firearms field stripped...
Gotta be prepared ;)