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. Muchadoaboutnothing

    Lindsay Lohan is there and dressed appropriately or Miley has clothes actually covering her boobs? That is strange.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • fred

      Nope, word has it guys in Blue shirts were groping people and pilfering luggage at the check points.

      August 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hope

    Ohhh, Oh...

    Does not sound good.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SixDegrees

    TSA is having its collective butt dragged through the ringer in front of Congress this week. Look for lots of such "emergencies" jockeying for headline space. More security theater.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    In a hyper charged paranoid environment such going ons are expected. And then perhaps @Sixdegrees is right.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    Some people are flatulent, and sometimes cannot help it if they need to relieve themselves. Especially at a busy slow moving airport.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bob ho

    Zombie Virus is loose.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sunny

    let us work with tsa in these difficult times. Our country needs TSA to help us through the tough times. God bless.

    August 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Thats a big

    August 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Brian

    Probably another "unattended camera".

    August 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. john

    TSA is a joke and a nuisance. They just want a cop a feel of some balls.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bob

    A toddler got through with a bottle of juice.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SureThing

    What did they find a pencil ? TSA should all be disbanded and fired.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Omg

    OMG did someone get through with tweezers? TSA needs to be put in check.

    August 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    Truth be known. Maybe they were possibly passing out beano, to rule out noxious methane emissions. ;(

    August 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    Give it another 50 years. I'll be dead long before that. They'll probably have a sturdy looking TSA robot, to the "feelie" things. "Recty the Robot"

    August 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
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