Lemont Woman Makes False Bomb Threat At Willis Tower: Police

CHICAGO (STMW) — A 19-year-old southwest suburban Lemont woman who told a Willis Tower security officer her companion “had a bomb’’ was arrested Thursday in the Loop, police said.

Julija Petraityte, of Lemont, was arrested Thursday at 5:35 p.m. at the Willis Tower in the 200 block of South Franklin Street, according to Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.

Petraityte was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, a false bomb threat, according to the officer.

She was going through security with a companion and when a security officer asked the companion if she had emptied all of her pockets, Petraityte remarked that her friend “had a bomb,’’ said O’Brien.

“When she was warned that they take those statements seriously, she repeated it and she was arrested.’’

No bomb was found, O’Brien said.

She was scheduled to appear in bond court Friday, but court information was not immediately available.

Petraityte had no history of this type of threat in the past, O’Brien said.

An FBI spokesman did not have any information immediately.



  • Mike Leahy

    cut her some slack

    • LOTD

      Sure thing Mike, keep turning that liberal other cheek! Geeeeeez, what the heck is wrong with you??

  • Wake Up

    You wouldn’t be saying “cut her some slack” if it were to be real. Espcically if you or a family member were to be involved in a situation where someone was “cut some slack”. Lets just quit all security at all buildings and airports because we should “cut her some slack”. Lets “cut some slack” to all kids that make threats to a school that someone you know goes there. I could go on and on………



  • Just Axin

    This is news? You couldn’t find another brother who just jacked someone?

  • remember 9/11

    Security did the right thing in taking her into custody and reporting the incident to the authorities. The message is clear: Zero tolerance.

  • artgirl67

    I bet she was just trying to be a sarcastic brat. When security stated they take those threats seriously, it was her disrespect for authority that made her repeat her statement. Hope she learns her lesson.

  • Holly Whiteskin

    People should be more concerned on the black mobs that are beating White women,children,men and seniors in Chicago and the streets of this nation than a girl who made a bad remark..

  • Holly Whiteskin

    Where are your priorities morons.or are all of you so brainwashed by the don’t blame me guy in the White House.

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