July 9th, 2010
05:29 AM ET

Illinois jail placed on lockdown

The Cook County , Illinois, Jail remained on lockdown Friday morning after authorities were told a weapon had been smuggled into the building, said Steve Patterson, director of communications for the Cook County Sheriff's Department.

The lockdown started at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Patterson did not say what type of weapon authorities were searching for.

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  1. notfunny

    The only thing IRAN should be used for is target practice

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