BREAKING A package exploded while being loaded on an airplane at Chicago Midway Airport

A bag exploded while being loaded onto a flight at Midway International midday Monday, police said.

Police were called to the airport just before 12:20 p.m. Monday after a bag exploded while being loaded onto a flight, said police spokeswoman Karie James.

The bag exploded while being loaded onto a flight at the airport.

The police bomb squad was called to the scene, but the scene was being cleared by about 1 p.m.

Police said there was “no public safety threat” and “Airport operations are resuming” about 1 p.m.

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