Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Chicago's Shakespeare police station, 2150 N. California Ave, evacuated after suspicious cylinder is found
An object that looked like an “oxygen cylinder’’ found outside in the Palmer Square neighborhood caused the evacuation of a police station and a street closure this afternoon, authorities said.
About 3:30 p.m. someone found what appeared to be an oxygen cylinder by itself outside the Shakespeare District police station, 2150 N. California Ave., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.
Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police spokesman, said the station and its parking lot were evacuated after the discovery of the “suspicious package” and Bomb and Arson investigators were sent to the scene.
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