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Man Faces Felony Charges in Chicago Airport Security Breach

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Police say a man accused of breaching security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport faces felony charges.  Chicago police say 21-year-old Malik Steffon Neal of Joliet is charged with three aggravated battery felonies, among other counts.

Police say Neal was arrested Sunday after he entered a restricted area without a valid ticket and ignored police commands to stop. Police accuse Neal of striking several officers as they tried to arrest him.  Authorities say Neal was taken to Resurrection Medical Center for a mental health evaluation after he was arrested.      

Chicago airports were already under heavy police security following a deadly shooting Friday at the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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