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Michigan Man Caught With Gun At Airport

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A judge ordered a Michigan man held on $25,000 bail after he allegedly tried to board an airplane in Chicago with a loaded handgun.

Bond was set Sunday for 67-year-old Francis Cook IV of Delton, Mich., a day after Chicago police say he tried to board a plane at O’Hare International Airport.

Police say a .380-semiautomatic handgun was found in Cook’s luggage as he was checking it in through an X-ray machine at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday. They say the gun had five live rounds in its magazine and one in the chamber.

Cook was supposed to board an American Airlines flight to Dallas.

He did not speak during a brief hearing at the Cook County Courthouse. His attorney says Cook is a military veteran.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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