Flights continuing as usual after evacuation at Chicago O’Hare airport

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Passengers are evacuated from Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Sept. 24, 2014. (Credit: Scott Gustin / Tribune Media)

CHICAGO — Part of Terminal 1 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was evacuated on Wednesday due to the investigation of an unattended bag, but flights to and from the airport were not impacted, according to officials.

A bomb squad was called to the airport around 8:30 a.m. MST, after a canine sat down on an unattended bag near the terminal door, according to FOX31 Denver sister station WGN.

It was not immediately clear why the bag triggered a reaction from the dog, but bomb squad investigators later determined the bag did not pose a threat.

Airport officials later took to Twitter to inform travelers that the evacuation was not having an adverse affect on the busy airport’s travel day.

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