Man Removed From Plane at O'Hare Airport After Bomb Threat Reported

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.

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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. 

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