Lemont woman arrested with loaded gun at Midway

                                                                         Faith Du Bois / photo credit: Chicago Police

(Chicago)  A southwest suburban woman was arrested Sunday morning after TSA agents found a loaded gun in her carry-on bag at Midway International Airport.

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.

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.

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

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.

Du Bois was scheduled to appear in bond court Monday.

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