Student’s Art Project Prompts Bomb Scare

CTA Bus in Motion

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.

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.

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