Police arrested an Evanston man after they pulled him over for a traffic stop and said they found a loaded handgun under his seat.
Brian Boynton, 22, of the 1300 block of Fowler Avenue, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to a press release from the police department.
Plainclothes officers in the city's Special Operations Group stopped Boynton's car in the 2400 block of Greenwood Avenue, according the release. They found a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic pistol under his seat.
Boynton is also charged with a minor traffic violation, according to police. He is scheduled to appear in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17.