Man charged with carrying loaded rifle on CTA platform
CHICAGO — A man police said is on parole was charged with carrying a loaded rifle on a CTA platform.
Jordan Watkins, 29, was arrested around 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning after someone reported a “person with a gun” at the Belmont Station in Lake View.
Police said Watkins was carrying a loaded AK-47.
Watkins had been on parole for 2013 convictions of armed robbery and possession of a controlled substance.
Records show he was released from prison last August.
Watkins faces one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by parole and one felony count of armed habitual criminal issuance of warrant, according to police.