clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Unfounded bomb threat prompts evacuation of a DePaul campus building downtown

The threat was first reported at 2:46 p.m. Sept. 12 at a building at 55 E. Jackson Blvd. The evacuation was ordered at 3:21 p.m.

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat that prompted an evacuation Sept. 12, 2019, in the first block of East Jackson Boulevard in the Loop.
Authorities are investigating a bomb threat that prompted an evacuation Sept. 12, 2019, in the first block of East Jackson Boulevard in the Loop.
Google Maps

Authorities responded Tuesday to an unfounded bomb threat at a DePaul University Loop campus building.

Building security reported the call of a threat at 2:46 p.m. and ordered an evacuation of the building at 3:21 p.m. in the first block of East Jackson Boulevard, Chicago police said.

People evacuated the DePaul University building at 55 E. Jackson Blvd.

Officers and building security searched the 22nd Floor for a suspicious package but found none, police said.

Building security performed their own search on other floors before giving the all clear at 4:11 p.m. and allowing people back in the building, police said.

Police said the bomb threat was unfounded.