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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Red Line shut for suspicious package

this was a pain in the butt yesterday.
There was no one from CTA or CPD directing commuters to the re-routed redline; I just figured it out myself, before spending an hour on the train.
worst part was, my ipod died early in the commute
Chicago Tribune news : RedEye: "
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Red Line shut for suspicious package

By Kyra Kyles
Published July 19, 2005

A report of a suspicious package left on the platform of the CTA Red Line station at Roosevelt Road and State Street caused an underground station evacuation and rerouting of subway service for approximately 40 minutes on Monday, according to Carlos Herrera, police spokesman.

According to Herrera, police received the call about a suspicious package around 4:52 p.m.

CTA spokeswoman Sheila Gregory said that during the incident, Red Line 'L' service was rerouted to the elevated tracks and the subway station at Roosevelt and State was evacuated of employees and customers.

Members of the police bomb and arson as well as the canine unit reported to the scene and investigated a package near a garbage can, according to Herrera.

The package was determined to be an item left behind by an unidentified passenger, and underground service at the station was restored shortly after 5:30 p.m., Herrera said."


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