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UIC employee arrested after bringing unloaded gun to work

A University of Illinois at Chicago employee was arrested Tuesday after bringing an unloaded handgun to work.

The employee had recently purchased the handgun and brought it to work because he or she did not want to leave it at home while the house was being remodeled, UIC spokesman Mark Rosati said.

Another employee saw the weapon and called campus police to the university building near Polk and Wood streets about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The handgun was in a case, and there were no bullets in either the gun or the case, Rosati said.

The employee was taken into custody, and UIC police were investigating.

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