O'Hare terminal reopened after probe of suspicious item

Updated 8/2/2012 7:15 PM

A terminal at O'Hare International Airport was closed to passengers for about two hours Thursday because of a suspicious item, officials said.

Canines with the Transportation Security Administration alerted authorities to the item about 2 p.m., prompting officials to set up a safety perimeter and close upper-level entry doors and security checkpoints at Terminal 2, according to the TSA and the Chicago Department of Aviation. Passengers there were redirected to another area until the terminal reopened around 4 p.m.

CDA spokesman Gregg Cunningham said the terminal was not evacuated but the people mover did not stop there during an investigation. He said Chicago police determined the item was not a threat, and there was minimal disruption to flight operations and passengers in nearby terminals.

Chicago Police News Affairs said no arrests were made in connection with the incident.

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