CTA Blue Line Back Open After Bomb Scare
CHICAGO (CBS) – CTA Blue Line trains are running again, after a suspicious package was found at the Addison Street Blue Line station on the city’s Northwest Side.
Police called in the Bomb and Arson Section to investigate, after a passerby reported a suspicious package with wires sticking out.
The briefcase, which was discovered at the CTA platform at 6 p.m., did not contain explosive materials, Grand Central Area Deputy Chief of Patrol John Escalante said.
Dispatch reports also indicated police investigated a nearby parked car in the vicinity of the 3600 block of West Addison Street. Escalante did not mention the vehicle.
As a precaution during the investigation, Illinois State Police closed the Kennedy Expressway in both directions until 8 p.m. The Addison ramps remained closed late Monday while Bomb and Arson detectives continued investigating. By early Tuesday, the ramps had reopened.
For a period of time, Blue Line service was cut off beyond Belmont. Service had returned to normal by Tuesday morning.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.