A person left behind a suspicious bag in Union Station Tuesday after running from a law enforcement agent, causing nearly an hour of train delays before police determined there was no bomb threat, officials said.
About 2 p.m., a person traveling through the south concourse of Union Station agreed to a bag search by the agent, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari. After the agent noticed “something suspicious,” the person “determined somehow that the agent was taking an interest in him” and he ran away, Magliari said.
The person ran west through the north concourse and escaped, but he dropped a bag and Chicago police bomb squad officers were called to screen it, Magliari said. After confiscating what “appeared” to be marijuana and an unloaded weapon from the bag, police cleared the scene at the north concourse.
No one was in custody.