Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bomb threat call made on 87th Street

A bomb threat called in to the city's 911 center Wednesday morning led to the temporary closure of the Daley Center and a CTA Blue Line stop.

About 7 a.m. a call came in to the 911 center and the caller, a male "who seemed mentally unstable," according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez, said a bomb would go off at the Daley Center and Millennium Park in 30 minutes.

Police determined the call came from a pay phone on the 400 block of East 87th Street, Perez said. 

Central District Police Lt. Richard Guerrero said the Daley Center was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

No explosive device of any sort was found, Perez said, and the Daley Center has been reopened. No one was hurt and there have been no arrests as of about 9:30 a.m., according to Guerrero.
From Breaking News:
A person made a threat against the Daley Center and Millennium Park about 7:17 a.m. from a gas station pay phone in the 400 block of East 87th Street, saying something would explode within a half-hour, police said.
Well this is not something you will find from the Blotter if you're a regular follower! That call from 87th affected what was going on in the Loop today!

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