CHICAGO - Part of O'Hare Airport was closed off Tuesday morning after a passenger told an airline agent they had a bomb in their bag during the busy holiday travel rush.
Chicago police closed a portion of Terminal 1 around 6 a.m. after a passenger told an airline employee they had a bomb in their bag and left the scene, according to TSA officials.
Passengers from two checkpoints in Terminal 1 were redirected to Checkpoint Three while police investigated the bag, officials.
The bag in question was cleared by 6:50 a.m.
The incident happened as thousands of people are traveling ahead of Christmas weekend.
A massive winter storm is poised to hit Chicago this Thursday into Friday, prompting many to change their travel plans.