CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — A Champaign man is under arrest after police said he brought a gun into a business Thursday evening.
Champaign Police officials said the department received a report around 5 p.m. of a pedestrian armed with a gun in the area of Bloomington Road and Highland Avenue. Officers responded quickly, but the individual, later identified as 27-year-old Anthony Wilkins, had entered the business by the time they arrived.
Officials said Wilkins entered a non-public area of the business and hid the gun there. To ensure a lawful search, Champaign Police immediately secured the scene until they could contact the business’s corporate owner. Once given consent to search the property, officers were able to find the gun within minutes and arrested Wilkins.
No one was hurt during this incident. Additional charges related to the gun are pending.