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Woman Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun On Plane At Midway

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Elaine Robertson, 61, allegedly tried to get through airport screening with a gun in a carry-on bag. (Chicago Police Dept.)

Elaine Robertson, 61, allegedly tried to get through airport screening with a gun in a carry-on bag. (Chicago Police Dept.)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — A 61-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with trying to take a gun onto a plane at Midway International Airport Thursday morning.

Elaine Robertson, of the 0-to-100 block of East 121st Street, was charged with attempting to board an aircraft with a weapon, police said.

A Transportation Security Administration agent spotted the gun in a carry-on bag as it went through an X-Ray scanner Thursday morning at Midway Airport, police.
Robertson told police the gun was hers but that she did not realize it was in the bag.

She was arrested about 8:30 a.m. and appeared in bond court Friday, police said. A judge set bond at $75,000.

The TSA tells WBBM Newsradio that agents find weapons about four times a day at U.S. airports — a reason why travelers should always check their luggage thoroughly before leaving for the airport.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nancy Harty Reports

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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