BMW Championship fan arrested for bringing gun to tournament
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BMW Championship fan arrested for bringing gun to tournament


A 48-year-old Chicago-area man was arrested Monday after police discovered he was attempting to bring a concealed weapon to the BMW Championship.

Security officers at Conway Farms discovered the concealed firearm on Mark Fedder at approximately 8 a.m. ET during a routine screening procedure at an entry gate, according to a release from the Lake Forest police department.

After the concealed weapon was discovered, the man's car was searched in a parking lot for tournament patrons. A canine discovered suspicious substances. and a remote-controlled robot was used to search the vehicle. No explosives were found, though officers found two additional firearms. The parking lot was closed while the search was conducted and traffic diverted to another lot. The lot was reopened following the search.

Felony charges are expected to be filed against Fedder on Tuesday.


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