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American Airlines Employee Arrested For Trying To Bring Gun On Plane

Updated 11/24/12 - 2:37 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) -- An American Airlines flight attendant was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail Saturday for allegedly trying to bring a gun onto an airplane at O'Hare International Airport.

Sheila A. Schultz, 65, was taken into custody at a security checkpoint about 9:30 a.m. Friday after she "tried to board an aircraft with a weapon," police said.

She was on her way to a flight to China, Cook County prosecutors said.

Schultz -- of the 1200 block of North Grove in Palatine -- was charged with a class 4 felony count of trying to board an aircraft with weapon and one misdemeanor count of firearm without a valid FOID, according to a police statement.

An X-ray machine detected a gun in Schultz's carry-on luggage, authorities said.

An American Airlines spokesperson declined to comment, citing a company policy of not commenting on security matters and active police investigations.

(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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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