O’Hare Airport Update: 2:52 p.m. — The Chicago Police Department has given the all-clear; no bomb was found in the unattended bag in Terminal 1. O’Hare Airport has now re-opened but patrons are urged to check update flight schedules in case delays are occurring.
O’Hare Airport in Chicago was evacuated after an unattended bag got a “positive hit” by bomb-sniffing dogs. Bomb technicians are currently performing X-rays on the bag to determine what is inside. Chicago Aviation Department spokeswoman Karen Pride confirmed that at least a portion of the O’Hare Airport was quickly evacuated.
“We encourage our customers traveling out of O’Hare to check the status of their flight on united.com or on the mobile app and allow extra time for security screening,” a United Airlines statement said after the O’Hare bomb scare.
The TSA released this statement to the public after the airport dogs sniffed the unattended bag at the Chicago airport.
“Transportation Security Administration personnel at O’Hare International Airport discovered an unattended item located in a Terminal 1. To ensure the safety of the traveling public, the terminal was immediately evacuated. Local law enforcement responded and are currently working to clear the item.”
Check back with The Inquisitr for more details about the O’Hare Airport bomb evacuation as more information becomes available.