Package at Oprah Studios Not a Bomb

Investigators on the scene

Oprah had a potential bombshell on her hands Friday morning, when a suspicious package was found outside her studio. 

Early this morning, a guard found a dark-colored backpack with wires hanging out of it in a flowerbed outside the Near West Side Harpo Productions studio and Chicago police Bomb and Arson investigators were called to the scene. They deployed a bomb defusing robot to investigate the package, but found no explosive material.

"Bomb and Arson [detectives] conducted remote diagnostics and rendered safe procedures without incident," a police spokeswoman said.

The studio was not evacuated. The show is on hiatus. Police have not released details of what was in the bag.

If nothing else, Oprah should be able to craft a show about her personal bomb scare.

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