Bail denied for man charged in security breach at O'Hare
Posted January 9
CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois man charged with aggravated battery and criminal trespass after police say he breached security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ordered held without bail.
Twenty-one-year-old Malik Steffon Neal of Joliet made his first court appearance Monday in Cook County.
Police say Neal was arrested Sunday after he entered a restricted area without a valid ticket and ignored police commands to stop.
Neal allegedly struck several officers as they tried to arrest him. One Chicago officer was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries to the face, and a Chicago sergeant was treated at the scene.
Authorities say Neal was taken to Resurrection Medical Center for a mental health evaluation after he was arrested.
It wasn't immediately known if Neal has legal representation.