CHICAGO — Officials evacuated a Lincoln Park fire station after a woman brought a suspicious “device” in for examination Sunday evening.
Chicago Fire Department Station 22, 605 W. Armitage Ave., was evacuated Sunday night as crews checked the device for any potential threats.
Fire personnel at the scene told a DNAinfo Chicago reporter a woman brought in a "device," which she had found in her recently deceased brother's closet. She brought it to the firehouse, and left it in a flower well in front of the station, they said.
Police told witnesses the bomb and arson unit was on its way, and Armitage Avenue, from Howe Avenue to Larrabee Street was blocked off.
No obvious threat was discovered as of 7:30 p.m., according to fire officials, though the investigation is ongoing.
CONTRIBUTING: PAUL BIASCO