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.

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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.

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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.

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