CHICAGO (CBS) — Falling ice shattered the windshield of a Chicago Police Department squad car Monday morning in the Loop.
Police said officers had parked their vehicle near Monroe and Wabash around 10 a.m., and when they returned, noticed the front windshield had been smashed by ice that fell from the nearby building.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
No one was inside the squad car at the time, and no injuries were reported.READ MORE: Northwestern Alums Create 'The Seeker,' A Highly Accurate Football Thrower They Call A Robotic QB
Falling ice is a common problem downtown after large snowfalls, with many buildings posting caution signs on their sidewalks as ice that has formed on skyscrapers starts to melt and plummet to the ground.
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