By Chuck Goudie, abc7chicago.com
A 21 year old California man is being held Sunday in the Cook County jail on $100,000 bond after authorities say he was caught in Chicago’s Union Station with a loaded handgun, wearing a bullet proof vest and carrying a bag of police SWAT equipment.
A spokesperson for the Cook County state’s attorney tells the ABC7 I-Team that investigators believe the SWAT gear was stolen from New York City police. The suspect, Isaiah Malailua, was arrested Friday morning at Chicago’s busiest train station.
He is being held in jail on a charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon/body armor according a officials of the Cook County sheriff’s department. The loaded gun he was carrying was a Taurus brand 9mm pistol, investigators said. His next court date is Friday, the I-Team has been told.