Lake Shore Drive Reopened After Suspicious Package

Lake Shore Drive was closed between Wilson and Foster avenues

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    A portion of Chicago's Lake Shore Drive was shut down Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package. Watch as remote-controlled robots open the bag.

    An all-clear has been issued after Chicago Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon for a suspicious package found in the Uptown neighborhood.

    North and southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed between Wilson and Foster avenues for more than an hour beginning around 1 p.m. Sky5 helicopter video of the scene showed vehicles being rerouted off the drive in both directions, causing major backups.

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    A portion of Lake Shore Drive was closed down early Wednesday afternoon because of a suspicious package.

    Police News Affairs said the package was discovered at Lawrence Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

    As of 2:20 p.m. southbound lanes were reopened. Northbound lanes were reopened about 10 minutes later.

    Details weren't immediately known about the object, but remote-controlled robots were seen investigating and pulling apart a blue bag. Bomb and Arson units were on the scene.

    Police confirmed the bag contained a sleeping bag.