LOGAN SQUARE — A suspicious package that prompted the shut down of Fullerton and Central Park avenues in Logan Square Wednesday morning turned out to be drugs, not an explosive device, police said.
Police received the report of a “suspicious object” about 10:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of West Fullerton Avenue, according to Chicago Police spokeswoman Karie James. Police blocked off Fullerton Avenue from Kimball to Monticello avenues, as well as a stretch of Central Park Avenue.
Larry Langford, spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, told reporters the package was found in a mailbox.
As of 1:25 p.m., police had cleared the scene after discovering that the package was drug-related and not an explosive device, according to police spokeswoman Sally Bown.
The alleged package dumper is in custody, Bown said.
The incident required response from the bomb squad and hazmat team. NBC5’s helicopter footage shows a bomb squad officer in a green suit investigating the package and a robot.
This was the second suspicious package discovered Wednesday, on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Another package was found in the mail room of the aviation building at O’Hare Airport around 9:30 a.m., Bown said. That package was also deemed safe.