Sheboygan man, 2 others arrested after assault rifle, pressure cooker found in car near O'Hare

Posted: 11:39 AM, Oct 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-08 16:47:15Z

CHICAGO -- A Sheboygan man and two others were arrested after multiple guns and a pressure cooker were found in their car after they were pulled over near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Saturday morning.

According to a statement released by police, officers saw the car speeding as it was exiting O’Hare airport. Officers pulled the car over and then discovered a handgun inside the car. After a complete search of the car, officers found an AR-15 assault rifle and a pressure cooker in the trunk.

The three individuals were interrogated and police determined that the pressure cooker was not meant to be weaponized as there were remnants of food and grease inside. 

The driver of the car - a 32-year-old Sheboygan man – told police he was in Chicago to drop off at the airport. Police say he was cooperative with officers and federal agents. 

After lengthy questioning, police concluded the man posed no threat to the upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which was scheduled to take place on Sunday morning.

Detectives are now working with prosecutors and are seeking aggravated weapons charges in connection with this incident.