A man was arrested at the BMW Championship in Lake Forest after police said he attempted to bring a concealed firearm into the golf tournament.
Police said two additional firearms were later found in the man’s car.
The man was stopped at the entrance “as part of the routine security procedures” and taken into custody shortly after the gates opened at 7 a.m. Monday at Conway Farms Golf Club, authorities said. Police then focused their attention to the man’s car, which was parked in a remote lot near the golf club.
Police said a trained explosives canine from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms detected “suspicious substances” in a vehicle owned by the man. Explosives technicians and the Waukegan Fire Department used a remotely controlled robot to search the car but found no explosives, police said in a press release. However, they said two more guns were recovered from the car.
The parking lot, and parts of Riverwoods Road, were closed during the search but reopened by 11 a.m. The incident did not affect play at the pro golf tournament.
The Tribune is not identifying the man because police said he had not yet been charged. They said felony charges were pending approval by the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office.
BMW Championship organizers declined to comment.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun