Metro Station Reopens After Bomb Threat
Police investigated suspicious package at Pentagon City Metro station
WASHINGTON - MARCH 29: Eric Croom (C) and Anthony Montgomery (L) of Metro Transit Police patrol with their canines Kota (C) and Sabre (L) stand during a photo opportunity for the media at Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station March 29, 2010 in Washington, DC. Metro Transit Police Acting Chief Jeri Lee said in a new release by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority that Metro Transit Police has conducted random station and rail yard sweeps throughout the day as part of heightened security associated with the terrorist attacks on subway stations in Moscow. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Updated at 8:25 PM EDT on Saturday, Apr 3, 2010
The Pentagon City Metro station reopened after closing for almost two hours Saturday evening because of a suspicious package and bomb threat at the station in Arlington.
After investigation, police determined the package did not contain a bomb, according to authorities
Metro spokeswoman Cathy Asato says Metro Transit Police began investigating the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
Asato said that someone called Metro Transit Police, reporting that there was a bomb in a package at the Arlington station.
Trains were turning around on either side of Pentagon City on the blue and yellow lines, as a result.
Metro also set up shuttle bus service between L'Enfant Plaza and Crystal City and between Arlington Cemetery and Crystal City.
Asato says Metro resumed normal service around 7:40 p.m. Riders may still experience some delays because of the large crowds at the cherry blossom festival and attending a Washington Nationals game.
Published at 7:53 PM EDT on Apr 3, 2010
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