Hundreds ordered to evacuate hotel near O’Hare after suspicious package

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CHICAGO -- On Sunday morning the Chicago Police bomb squad descended on SpringHill Suites Hotel near O'Hare airport after somebody left a suspicious box in a parking lot.

Guests at the hotel were ordered to evacuate. For about two hours there was a traffic headache around Spring Hill Suites as police closed West Higgins Avenue in front of the hotel. They also shut down an adjacent expressway ramp and ordered everybody to move far away.

It turns out the box contained batteries and an MP3 player with wires connected to it.

Police are trying to locate the man who left the box. They say it doesn't appear there was any criminal intent.


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