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Chicago: Suspeciuos Package Found on Lateshore Drive

Lake Shore DriveThe Chicago Police The northbound and southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive were closed between the Wilson and Foster exits this afternoon as police investigated a suspicious object found in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said.

The package was discovered near Lake Shore Drive and Lawrence Avenue, police said. Police were called to the area at 11:52 a.m. but the object was not found until 12:50 p.m., police said.

Aerial footage showed a robot deployed by police approaching and clutching what appeared to be a blue bag. Another robot was deployed and pulled out what looked like a blue sleeping bag.

Around 2:15 p.m., police had a dog check the bags and then removed them from the road.

No injuries were reported.