A man was taken off a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport by police Friday after a bomb threat was reported on the busiest air travel day of the holiday weekend, authorities said.
Chicago police officers were called to the airport just before 2 p.m. for a report of a bomb threat.
Airport officials said passengers were evacuated from the area and the department's bomb and arson team "cleared the situation."
A man was escorted off a plane and taken into police custody, Chicago Police News Affairs said. Further information wasn't immediately available.
Friday marked what was predicted to be the busiest day of the season for Chicago airports, with 225,000 passengers expected at O'Hare and another 70,000 at Midway.