Bomb and arson investigators called to Lakeview neighborhood

Wed. May 30, 2012 5:21 PM by Chicago Breaking News

Chicago, IL - Several buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood were evacuated this afternoon after bomb and arson investigators found several explosive devices in one of the buildings, police said.

Officials have called for a hazardous materials response to the 900 block of West Newport Avenue after investigators found several devices in the basement of a building there, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.

Investigators responded shortly before 4 p.m. to a report of a possible explosive device. After investigators arrived they found the explosive devices and at 5 p.m. the elevated the incident to a hazardous material response.

Several buildings in the area were evacuated, Baety said.

Police were rerouting traffic away from the area, Baety said.

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