Exelon worker charged after bringing weapon to nuclear power plant

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According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office, Mark A. Garcia, 32, from Austin Texas, was charged with the unlawful use of a weapon after he showed up for work with a 9-millimeter handgun in his backpack on May 6th.

In the police report it was noted that when Garcia arrived at work, he checked his backpack through the security station x-ray belt for inspection prior to entry to the protected area of the plant.

The x-ray belt stopped, and the security guard was able to clearly see the handgun inside of the backpack.  According to the security guard, when Garcia saw the x-ray belt had stopped he realized why and said that he had forgotten that the weapon was in his backpack.

Source: WSCO

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