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Shuttles Rerouted After Suspicious Package Found on North Sheridan Road

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Loyola’s intercampus shuttles were rerouted after police responded to reports of a suspicious package south of campus Wednesday afternoon.

Arson and bomb squad officers arrived at Berger Park in the 6200 block of North Sheridan Avenue at around noon to find what officers described as “a black box with sound coming out of it,” according to Chicago Police Department (CPD) News Affairs officer Christine Calace. The package was determined to be safe about an hour later, at 1:16 p.m., Calace said.

Loyola’s intercampus shuttles were temporarily rerouted during the investigation, according to Gretchen Carey, manager of Campus Transportation. Carey said the shuttles resumed normal service after the incident was over, but campus transportation didn’t know the specific reason for the police activity.

“We just know that there was police activity and police blocked off sheridan road,” Carey said. “We’re not privy to exactly what happened, but it’s standard procedure to reroute the shuttles when that happens.”

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