Woman charged with bringing gun to DuPage courthouse


A woman has been accused of bringing a loaded gun into the DuPage County courthouse Thursday.

Authorities allege Suheir Barham, 47, of the 9100 block of Melvina Avenue in Oak Lawn, had a loaded Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun in a backpack at 9:01 a.m. when she entered the courthouse in Wheaton and placed the backpack on the conveyor belt of a metal detector.

A deputy noticed it, and Barham was immediately arrested.

She is charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Barham had a date in traffic court Thursday for a speeding ticket she received in Darien.

She posted $10,000 bond Friday morning and was released from the DuPage County jail.

Her next court date is Aug. 21.



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