Emmett DeFrisco

Authorities cleared walkways around Millennium Park on Saturday evening after receiving a report of a suspicious package near "The Bean" sculpture. (WBBM/Mallory Blazetic)

Bomb ‘Misunderstanding’ In Millennium Park Cost City Thousands

The huge police response at Millennium Park last weekend for what was first thought to be a bomb, but was not, cost the city thousands of dollars.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Emmett DeFrisco, 18, was charged with disorderly conduct, after a prop -- two bricks covered in duct tape, with wires sticking out -- he was using for a cos-play event at Millennium Park was found near "The Bean," prompting a bomb scare and an evacuation of part of the park. (Credit: Facebook)

Teen Says Suspicious Package At Millennium Park Was ‘Misunderstanding’

An 18-year-old Lincoln Park resident accused of causing an evacuation at Millennium Park Saturday evening told WBBM Newsradio 780 that he was taking part in a “costume play” and that it was all a misunderstanding.

WBBM Newsradio–07/10/2011