Police Say Package Found Outside Oprah's Studio was "Not a Bomb"

Police Say Suspicious Package Found Outside Oprahs Studio was "Not a Bomb"

Everything is back to normal at Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago, after a suspicious looking package was spotted just outside the building early today.

Chicago police spokesperson Joann Taylor told ABC News that the suspicious looking package noticed outside the studios at 6:20 a.m. was "not a bomb."

A Harpo Studios security guard called police early this morning after noticing a dark-colored backpack with wires protruding from it nestled among a flower bed outside the building on North Carpenter Street on Chicago's Near West side, police say.

When the bomb squad arrived on the scene, they cordoned off the area with police tape and sent out a remote-controlled robotic device to detonate the package on a sidewalk just outside the building, ABC News' WLS-TV in Chicago reported.

Video: Bomb scare at Harpo studios.
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In a statement the Chicago Police Department said "we conducted a remote diagnostics and rendered safe procedures. The event ended without incident."

The building is home to the Oprah Winfrey show. According to a spokesperson for Harpo, Oprah was not inside the building at the time of the bomb scare. After the incident, the company issued this statement, "We'd like to thank the Chicago Police Department for their rapid response."

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