A United Airline jetliner carrying 74 people made an emergency landing Tuesday at O’Hare International after suspicious material was found on the New York to San Francisco flight, a spokesman said.
A passenger aboard the Flight 27 informed a flight attendant that he saw another passenger with suspicious material, United spokesman Jeff Green said. Green said that after the flight attendant and crew examined the material and deemed it suspicious, the pilot landed the aircraft at O’Hare, where the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson squad investigated.
Green and Chicago police would not say what the material was or if anyone was taken into custody.
The plane was carrying 66 passengers and eight crew members, Green said. They were evacuated and no one was injured.