Guns Seized In Memorial Day Sweep

Chicago Police Department

CPD Seize 46 Illegal Guns During Increased Memorial Day Weekend Policing

May 26, 2018 - 12:35 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) --  Chicago police seized 46 illegal guns Friday after the department stepped up policing efforts during the Memorial Day weekend.

A juvenile was carrying at least one of the guns, Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi said in a tweet. A picture of that gun was included in the tweet.

More than 1,000 additional officers are working the city this weekend, police said, and many will be patrolling on foot, by bike and by ATV. Heavy traffic enforcement also is in place.

Guglielmi said they're out there to "promote a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend."