Student's Art Project Prompts Bomb Scare | NBC Chicago

Student's Art Project Prompts Bomb Scare

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    An intersection on Chicago's South Side was shut down for nearly two hours Thursday morning while authorities responded to a suspicious object that turned out to be a student's art project.

    Authorities were called at about 9:45 a.m. to check a package on a Chicago Transit Authority bus that was parked at a turnaround location on the 2400 block of West 79th Street.

    The Chicago Police Department's Bomb and Arson Unit responded and determined the object was not threatening about two hours later, police said.

    Police said the object turned out to be a student’s art project.

    No. 49 Western buses were rerouted in the area during the investigation, according to the CTA.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android