“Suspicious Package” Delay on the Red Line


Metrorail is currently experiencing a service disruption at Rockville station, say the service alerts. Apparently a “suspicious package” is messing up Red Line rush hour; anyone have firsthand experience with the delays? And any bets as to what the “suspicious package” is?

Update: All clear has been given.

Authorities have given the “all clear” to reopen the Rockville Metro and Amtrak stations, but not before hundreds of rush-hour commuters were stranded and delayed for hours. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer said that several suspicious packages that were not accompanying a passenger have been cleared by the bomb squad and the owner was identified. The packages were on Amtrak train 29 on its way from Union Station in Washington to Chicago. Piringer said the owner was not on the train and didn’t know why.

Sounds like someone might have left bags on the train?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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