EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (CBS) — The bomb squad was called to a house in southwest suburban Evergreen Park on Wednesday, after a caretaker found explosives in the basement.
Authorities said an elderly man sustained water damage to his home near 98th and Hamlin and when a caretaker was cleaning the basement, she came across a suitcase. The caretaker asked the man what was in the suitcase and he responded that it contained high explosives.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Sunny And Dry For Several Days To Come
The suitcase contained about 50 pounds of explosives. Authorities said the suitcase was safely removed from the house and was taken to the Thornton quarry where it will be destroyed.