The Chicago Bears headquarters at Halas Hall was locked down for roughly an hour Wednesday whereas native legislation enforcement officers responded to a report of a suspicious bundle making a ticking-like sound that was finally deemed to be a routine supply, police and staff officers mentioned.
“A suspicious and unmarked package was discovered at Halas Hall, so out of an abundance of caution it was placed in a secure location on campus and we immediately contacted the Lake Forest Police Department,” staff spokesman Brandon Faber wrote in an electronic mail.
Police arrived shortly earlier than midday, based on Lake Forest Police Chief Karl Walldorf.
“The addressee was not expecting a delivery and did not recognize the sender’s information. In addition, a repetitive sound similar to ticking could be heard from inside the box,” Walldorf famous. “Security personnel quickly moved the package to a vacant spot on their campus, away from employees and guests, and called police.”
Walldorf mentioned the officers on the scene requested Lake County sheriff’s workplace explosive detection canine K9 Boomer and his handler to come back to Halas Hall.
“Boomer inspected the package and did not identify any potential explosives inside,” Walldorf wrote. “Our detectives were able to locate and speak with the sender to verify the package was a routine business delivery. Inside the box was a piece of equipment that had inadvertently turned on during the shipping process.”
Faber mentioned staff actions weren’t interrupted whereas the lockdown was ongoing, however guests, visitors and workers weren’t allowed to go away the campus.