A California man was held on $100,000 bail after Amtrak Chicago police department found him carrying a loaded gun and wearing a bulletproof vest believed to have been stolen from the New York City Police Department.
The Chicago police says Isaiah Malailua, 21, of Redding, was arrested Friday morning on a Union Station ticket office and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and a bulletproof vest.
Illinois state law prohibits anyone from posessing body armor if they do not have a state firearm owner’s ID card, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The arrests cam just a few weeks after the Chicago police Commander Paul Bauer, 53, was fatally shot, allegedly by a convicted felon with a gun and wearing a bulletproof vest, the Tribune reported.
The man is wearing a bulletproof vest, carrying a loaded gun arrested at Union Station in Chicago, had bag stolen NYPD SWAT equipment, police say https://t.co/wBZQpzfUOc pic.twitter.com/FI917kcf7U
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Cook County Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke set bail for Malailua at $100,000 and ordered him to remain in the Chicago area. He was scheduled to return to court this week.
“This is disturbing, to say the least, in the light of what is happening in our country,” the judge said.
Malailua was arrested after police dogs sniffed for explosive residue in an unattended bag, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. The officials materials with NYPD SWAT patches on the inside and a bus ticket for Malailua.
NYPD officials approached Saturday had no information about the incident, the Tribune reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.