A suspicious package prompted an hour-long lockdown Wednesday at Halas Hall in Lake Forest, which is the practice facility for the Chicago Bears, officials said.
Chicago Bears Vice President of Communications Brandon Faber told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a suspicious package was discovered Wednesday morning.
The package, which was unmarked, was relocated to a secure location on campus “out of an abundance of caution.”
The Lake Forest Police Department was immediately notified and responded to the scene.
The facility, located at 1920 Football Drive in Lake Forest, was placed on lockdown.
No one was allowed to enter or leave Halas Hall during the incident.
Faber said the Bears players were on site at the time.
Police arrived and “did their due diligence” to conclude the package did not pose any threat or danger, Faber said.
The lockdown was lifted approximately an hour after it went into place, just before 1 p.m.
Lake Forest Police Chief Karl Walldorf told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that he would have additional information to release Thursday morning.
The Bears, which are 3-11 this season, are scheduled to play the Buffalo Bills on Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field.