A pair of bomb threats from someone claiming to be from Chicago that grounded two planes Saturday at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport were unfounded, the FBI said.
Chicago Police said they were notified at 7:15 a.m. that an unknown male phoned in the threat at the Kluczynski Federal Building at 230 S. Dearborn St.
About 6:40 a.m., an employee of Rana Meal Solutions at 550 S. Spitzer Rd. barricaded himself inside and said he had an explosive device, according to Bartlett police. Sgt. Geoff Pretkelis said at 12:15 p.m. the suspect was in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
A threat about a bomb at the CTA Red Line Roosevelt station was called in about 11:15 p.m., and the police Bomb and Arson Unit investigated and later cleared the scene about an hour later.
A convicted murderer who took the lead in a federal lawsuit claiming a “sadistic culture of brutality and violence” in the Cook County Jail has been charged with threatening to shoot up a Chicago Police officer’s North Side home if she testified against him.
Emad Karakrah allegedly told police during his arrest that there was a bomb in the car and he would detonate it if they searched the vehicle.
Police said it started as a traffic stop in the 7700 block of South Kedzie Avenue around 9:15 a.m. The man tried to drive off, and crashed his car at a gas station. After crashing the car, he claimed to have a bomb in his car, and warned police not to approach.
A 15-year-old Valparaiso High School student was in custody Thursday at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center after allegedly explaining to police that she called in a bomb threat at Valparaiso High School to get out of taking a test.
Authorities say Glenn Schumacher, 58, posted a comment on a website that said he was going to place pressure cooker bombs to resolve traffic issues at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Police in west suburban Elmhurst have determined that there is no threat to the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade after an anonymous user posted a comment on a local news website referencing the Boston Marathon bombing.
Joe McBride, a spokesman for the Kansas City Aviation Department, said Friday that someone made a comment about a bomb, although it wasn’t clear if it was one of the 67 passengers on Flight 4222 Thursday night or if it was phoned in.
A west suburban man who was supposed to appear in court on a retail theft charge is now being held without bond after making false bomb threat to the courthouse from a payphone inside the building.
No bomb was discovered, but the day’s lessons, which consisted of final exams, were delayed by about an hour while every student was patted down and backpacks, purses and other kinds of bags were searched
A series of bomb threats have forced the evacuation of three Kane County courthouses.
Service to the West Side on the CTA’s Green Line train resumed early Thursday about an hour after officials shut the train line down after receiving a bomb threat.
A man convicted of making false terrorist threats during the NATO Summit in 2012 has been deported to Poland after serving his sentence, federal officials said.
A north suburban man is behind bars Tuesday after phoning in a bomb threat to a Vernon Hills concert event because a woman he met there did not like him, according to police.
A forest preserve in north suburban Libertyville reopened Saturday morning after officials determined a bomb threat risk had passed, and declared the area safe for public use.
A Lemont middle school student who admitted to writing a bomb threat on a wall at Oakwood School will be charged as a juvenile, police said Tuesday, and her actions could result in expulsion and having to make restitution, according to the school’s student handbook.
Police officers and dogs have been searching two suburban schools, after officials found a bomb threat written on one of the buildings.