August 2nd, 2012
05:03 PM ET

Checkpoints at O'Hare terminal reopens after brief disruption

[Updated at 6:04 p.m. ET] Authorities have re-opened security checkpoints and upper-level doors at a O'Hare International Airport terminal in Chicago after a brief disruption due to unspecified "possible suspicious item," the Chicago Department of Aviation said.

The item in Terminal 2 "was cleared and determined to be no threat," the department said, adding that there was "minimal disruption to flight operations."

The checkpoints and doors were re-opened shortly after 4 p.m. CT, or 5 p.m. ET.

[Initial post, 5:03 p.m. ET] "Suspicious activity" at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has prompted authorities to close security checkpoints at the airport's Terminal 2, Chicago Department of Aviation spokesman Gregg Cunningham said Thursday afternoon.

Upper-level doors at the terminal also have been "temporarily secured," but the terminal hasn't been evacuated, Cunningham said.

Cunningham said no details of the suspicious activity are available.

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  1. chrissy

    lmao @ Jeff Frank, too funny. But i believe its exactly what six degrees said. Periodically, there are these incidents (probably imaginary) to put fear in citizens and to instill the need for TSA.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. banasy©

    Full-sized nail clipperss?
    I fly Midway.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    I got to run, break over. Later.

    August 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. ron

    Banasy can you verify your whereabouts yesterday afternoon? please speak loudly into the microphone....

    August 3, 2012 at 5:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Hope


    ... the dirty work!

    Hey, Charlie, they get 'er unplugged?

    I just lost reception!


    August 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Viagraboy420

    We're the Soporanos there?

    August 14, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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