Bag exploded at Midway Airport while being loaded onto Volaris flight

A bag exploded at Chicago’s Midway International Airport Monday while it was being loaded onto a Volaris flight, police said. According to reports, the cause was a cell phone battery or charger.

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The bag reportedly exploded after it was run over while being loaded for the outbound flight around 12:20 p.m. Monday.

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Police were called to the airport and a Level 1 hazmat situation was ordered, however, it was cleared after they discovered the cause of the explosion.

According to reports, the cause of the explosion was a cell phone battery or charger.

According to reports, the cause of the explosion was a cell phone battery or charger. (iStock)

No one was injured from the bag explosion and police have released a statement on Twitter stating there is “no public safety threat.”

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An airport source further confirmed to WGN that there was no sinister motive behind the explosion.

As of 2 p.m. airport operations had returned to normal.

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