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Security guard armed with semi-automatic handgun arrested at Chicago court building

A man wearing a blue uniform and black body armor was taken into custody Tuesday morning at a Chicago building that houses multiple courtrooms after he claimed to be a Chicago police officer and asked a Cook County sheriff’s deputy to help him sign in a semi-automatic handgun he had on his hip, authorities said.

Lumani Lubemba, 32, who works for a security company but isn’t authorized to carry a gun, was taken into custody at the Daley Center and charged with impersonating a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times.

After his arrest deputies said they found Lubemba also had handcuffs, pepper spray, a baton, a knife and three fully-loaded magazines with 15 live 40-caliber, hollow-point bullets. At last report he was being held in lieu of $250,000 bond.

The Daley Center has courtrooms on multiple floors, among other Cook County offices.

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