Veteran Accused of Attempting to Board Plane with Loaded Gun at Midway Airport

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    A military veteran reportedly tried to bring a loaded handgun onto a plane at Midway Airport during the busy holiday travel weekend.

    A military veteran reportedly tried to bring a loaded handgun onto a plane at Midway Airport during the busy holiday travel weekend, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

    Josephine M. Coleman, 25, of Country Club Hills, was charged with boarding an aircraft with a weapon, and ordered held Sunday in lieu of $25,000.

    Coleman was arrested Saturday after she placed a carry-on bag containing a Smith & Wesson handgun loaded with seven live rounds on a Transportation Security Administration X-ray machine, according to the Sun-Times.

    She was reportedly on her way to Southwest Airlines flight No. 1404 headed for San Antonio.

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    She said she didn’t know the gun was in the bag, police said.

    “I’m in the military,” Coleman reportedly told police. “And I have a FOID card.”

    Coleman’s FOID card is valid, according to a police report.