O'Hare terminal partly evacuated for investigation of suspicious bag

  • O'Hare's Terminal 1 was partially evacuated Wednesday while the Chicago Police Department's bomb squad investigated an unattended bag. No explosives were found.

      O'Hare's Terminal 1 was partially evacuated Wednesday while the Chicago Police Department's bomb squad investigated an unattended bag. No explosives were found. Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer, March 2013

 
 
Updated 9/24/2014 6:56 PM

Terminal 1 at O'Hare International Airport was partly evacuated Wednesday morning after a suspicious bag was reported.

At about 9:30 a.m. Chicago police evacuated a section of Terminal 1's ticketing area and baggage claim as the city's bomb and arson squad examined an unattended bag, Department of Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride said. Authorities found no evidence of explosives and no one was hurt.

 

Upper and lower roads into Terminal 1 also were partially closed and service from the people mover was suspended.

The evacuation was done "out of an abundance of caution" and ended after a little more than an hour, officials said. Long lines continued throughout midday, however, as passengers rushed to try to make their flights.

United Airlines, United Express, Lufthansa and All Nippon are in Terminal 1.

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