A Chicago man was arrested after trying to bring a loaded gun and other weapons, including a bullet-proof vest, into the Daley Center, officials said.
Lumani Lubemba, 32, was arrested at 9 a.m. Tuesday and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and with impersonation of a peace officer, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Lubemba was at the Daley Center dressed in a blue uniform and wearing black body armor when he went up to a sheriff’s deputy in the Daley Center and said he wanted to sign in his weapon, according to a press release released today by the Sheriff’s office. He then showed the semi-automatic handgun he had on his right hip, under a jacket, officials said.
Officials said that Lubemba works for a security firm but is not authorized to carry a gun.
He was taken into custody and deputies found that he had three, fully-loaded magazines, containing 15 live 40-caliber, hollow-point bullets, a 4.5 inch knife, an ASP baton, pepper spray, and a pair of handcuffs. He was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and with impersonation of a peace officer.
He was convicted in March 2011 of carrying/possessing a firearm, officials said.
Lubemba is scheduled to appear in bond court today at the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building.