CHICAGO (CBS) — State Street was shut down for a brief time at midday on Tuesday for a suspicious device that turned out to be a DePaul student’s project. The device was a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli fastened to wheels, that looked similar to skateboard or roller skate wheels.
A police officer who was holding the device in his hands told CBS 2 it was part of a school project. A DePaul spokeswoman said it was a prototype of a car, made by a student in a design class. The student placed the device on State Street to take a photo, she said.READ MORE: Justin Fields To Return As Bears' Starting QB On Sunday Against Packers
The device also had a small green wire attached to the can.READ MORE: 71-Year-Old Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed While Heading To Store To Buy Newspaper In Chinatown
Police shut down the 200 block of State Street around noon. The street was open by 12:30 p.m.
The Red Line, which runs right underneath State Street was briefly shut down, police said.MORE NEWS: Department Of Health Reports Jump In COVID Cases Across Chicago
Police said they were questioning an individual who they believe was responsible for the device.