Metra Police Arrest Suspect In Suspicious Luggage Incident At Ogilvie

May 17, 2018 - 9:55 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Metra Police announced Thursday the arrest of the suspect involved in the suspicious package incident that forced the evacuation of Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center on Wednesday.

Rajender Chandani, 46, of Hogansville, Georgia, was arrested Wednesday evening at approximately 8:20 p.m. after Metra officers observed him entering the Ogilvie Transportation Center, Metra Police said.

Ogilvie was evacuated and no trains were permitted to enter or depart the station on Wednesday for more than 2 hours after a man set two bags down -- a briefcase and another bag -- and told a custodian he "didn't want" the bags anymore.The employee alerted Metra Police, who in turn alerted the Chicago Police Department for assistance.

Police bomb and arson, the fire department and the FBI ended up on the case.

The station was reopened after the packages were examined cleared.

According to Metra Police, officers on patrol Wednesday at the station following the incident were alerted that Chandani appeared to be headed back to the station by. Officers observed Chandani entering the facility and took him into custody without incident.

An investigation of the incident continues. 

Chandani is being held at the Chicago Police Department’s 1st District on a disorderly conduct charge. Additional charges are pending.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.