Breaking News: Bomb threat to Kluczynski Federal Building

Homeland Security is closing off Clark Street after a bomb threat to the Kluczynski Federal Building.
Homeland Security is closing off Clark Street after a bomb threat to the Kluczynski Federal Building. Photo: Beth Lawrence

By Eric Cortellessa

Several blocks in Chicago’s financial district were closed to traffic Thursday morning due to a bomb threat called into the Kluczynski Federal Building at 230 S. Dearborn.

Officers from the Department of Homeland Security arrived at the intersection of Clark and Adams streets around 10:30 a.m. and prohibited people from walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the building.

The Chicago Police Department was notified at 7:15 a.m. that an unknown male caller called in the threat.

Numerous floors of the Kluczynski building were evacuated and no injuries have been reported, according to Janel Sedevic, spokeswoman for the Chicago Police Department.

Around 11:45 a.m., police reopened sidewalks but the federal building and the neighboring U.S. Post Office remained closed.

The investigation is being handled by the U.S. Marshals Service.