Chicago mayor's security detail catches Milwaukee man with military-grade weapon

CHICAGO (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man is now charged with possession of military-grade weapons while standing not too far from the Chicago mayor. 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot stopped at Shake Shack on Michigan Avenue in Chicago Tuesday night when a member of her security team became suspicious of two men in line. 

Police arrested 21-year-old Treveon Broadway and another man who was not charged. Both men are from Milwaukee. 

Court documents revealed police recovered two semi automatic handguns from inside the suspect's vehicle. 

Broadway is charged with possessing a silencer and metal piercing bullets. 

"This is not the type of weapon you carry for personal protection. This is the type of weapon you go to war with and you're looking to inflict maximum damage," said Ed Farrell, retired deputy U.S. Marshal. 

Broadway was released from custody after his aunt posted $1,500 for his bond. 

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