August 25th, 2010
01:47 AM ET

Suspicious package shuts down road, redirects subway

Two blocks of Chicago, Illinois, remained shut down early Wednesday morning and a subway line redirected after a suspicious package was found on a street near a metro station, police said.

"Our bomb unit is on the scene right now," Chicago Police Officer Amina Greer said.

The suspicious package was reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Greer said.

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  1. Anon

    Roads open after authorities detonate package; no explosives found, no injuries reported.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. I Love Humanity

    Lebanese President Michel Sleiman has officially asked Iran to equip and modernize the Lebanese Army, given the problems Beirut is facing.

    Sleiman has asked Iranian officials to consider selling advanced military equipment to the Lebanese Army, reported IRNA.

    The Lebanese president has reiterated that the modernization should take place while keeping in mind Beirut's strategic needs as well as its budget limitations.

    This follows recent deadly confrontation between Lebanese and Israeli forces.

    The exchange of fire left three Lebanese soldiers and one Israeli military officer dead.

    After the incident, US officials announced that they would freeze 100 million dollars in military aid destined for Beirut.

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    August 25, 2010 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |