Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

A Georgia man is accused of touching off a two-hour evacuation at the Ogilvie Transportation Center Wednesday morning when he left a briefcase and told a custodial worker, “It’s not a bomb. I don’t want to carry the burden anymore,’’ authorities said.

Rajender Chandani, 46, of Hogansville, Ga., was arrested Wednesday night as he returned to the station at 500 W. Madison Street, police said. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Authorities said they didn't know of a motive. They said that other charges could be filed against him.

Police said Chandani left the briefcase and another bag between revolving doors and where trains stop on the second level of Ogilvie shortly before 10:30 a.m.

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The custodian called 911 and an evacuation was ordered while the Chicago police bomb squad was called.

At least 15 Union Pacific trains were held up as police secured the briefcase and the other bag and searched the station.

A cellphone, an ID and a camera were found inside the locked case, police said.

Police said they were able to track Chandani after viewing video from the station. Later in the day, they discovered he was heading back to the station and alerted Metra police officers.

The officers saw Chandani enter the station and took him into custody without incident about 8:20 p.m., police said.

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Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:Chicago Tribune

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:Daily Mail

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:Star Tribune

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:PBS

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:Daily Mail

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation

Source:PBS

Georgia Man Accused Of Leaving Briefcase At Ogilvie, Touching Off 2 Hour Evacuation