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Man Tried to Enter Willis Tower With a Handgun

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Aug 28, 2011 6:00PM

Photo by fatalysis
Yesterday, police stated that a man with a semiautomatic handgun and several rounds of ammunition attempted to go up to the skydeck at Willis Tower late Friday afternoon. The man, Christopher Irving, was carrying the gun and ammunition along with some magazines in a backpack when security officers searched through his belongings and prevented the man from entering Willis Tower.

The man was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of an firearm that wasn't registered, because he did not hold a firearms registration card.