Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson booking photo (Kane County Jail photo)

A Chicago man was arrested Friday at the Elburn Metra station after he was allegedly found with a shotgun in a large bag while on a train.

Elburn Police were called around 10:12 a.m. to the station in the 400 block of E. Railroad St. for a suspicious subject with a gun.

Officials say officers met with the train conductor who indicated a male subject had gotten on the train and the conductor observed the barrel of a shotgun sticking out of the end of a large bag the male was carrying.

The subject was identified as 29 year-old Michael Johnson of Chicago. Officials say Johnson did not threaten anyone with the gun and the conductor was able to get Johnson to put the bag in a luggage area on request while the police were notified.

Police say additional conductors on scene related they were concerned Johnson may have additional guns on him, though, police did not indicate any additional were found. Police arrived and removed Johnson from the train and took him into custody without incident.

According to a report, the shotgun Johnson had in his possession had allegedly been stolen from a relatives house without their knowledge. That theft occurred in another jurisdiction and police say the victim declined to pursue charges there for the theft.

In Elburn, Johnson is charged with Unlawful use of a Weapon/Possession of a Weapon by a convicted felon. Additionally he was charged with having No Valid FOID Card.

Johnson was transported to the Kane County Jail.

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