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Lemont woman arrested with loaded gun at Midway

A southwest suburban woman who was caught with a loaded gun in her carry-on bag at Midway International Airport Sunday has been ordered held on a $10,000 bond.

A TSA officer saw what appeared to be a loaded weapon in 58-year-old Faith Du Bois’ bag in the X-ray machine at Midway at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

She was en route to Southwest Florida International Airport, according to a statement from the TSA. The gun was a loaded 9mm Walther.

Du Bois, of the 800 block of Woodcrest Lane in Lemont, was arrested and charged with one felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon, police said.

Prosecutors said Du Bois has a valid FOID card, but does not have a concealed carry license. The handgun and clip were found in a white sock in a front pocket of the bag.

Judge Maria Kuriakos-Cecil ordered Du Bois held on a $10,000 bond in court Monday. She is next scheduled to appear in court March 3.

The gun is the third firearm discovered in carry-on luggage at Midway in 2015, according to the TSA. Last year, six firearms were discovered at Midway.

This loaded 9 mm Walter firearm was discovered in a Lemont woman's carry-on at Midway. | TSA photo

This loaded 9mm Walter firearm was discovered in a Lemont woman’s carry-on at Midway. | TSA photo