Charges: Matteson man in Hawks rally crowd had guns, pot

A south suburban man who was in a crowd headed towards the Hawks rally was arrested in the Loop this morning after police found two loaded guns on him, one in his pocket and one in his backpack, authorities said.
 
Roger Harrison, 36, of the 3100 block of Holden Circle in Matteson, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, said Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Police News Affairs said Harrison was also charged with one misdemeanor count of cannabis possession.

He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Saturday, according to Simonton.

Harrison was walking in the 100 block of North LaSalle Street when he was stopped by police officers because he had a “large backpack,’’ police said. A search turned up two guns, one small and the other a 9 mm handgun.

“He was acting suspiciously and a search revealed a second handgun" in his backpack, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
 
Zala said the arrest happened at 10:10 a.m. at the LaSalle Street address.

Harrison was in a crowd of people headed toward the Hawks rally, but there was no indication he was planning anything.

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