Suspicious Package at SEPTA Station Was Trash: Officials

Trash Leads to SEPTA Scare: Officials Getty

Investigators determined a suspicious package at a SEPTA El station that caused officials to evacuate the stop and halt train service Tuesday was trash.

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Authorities began evacuating commuters from the 8th Street station on the Market-Frankford Line in Center City around 5 p.m. after the unattended package was discovered at the stop.

SEPTA officials alerted the Bomb Squad, who determined the material was simply trash.

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Shuttle buses operated in place of trains between the 15th Street and Spring Garden Street stations until just after 5:30 p.m.

Passengers experienced some residual delays as service returned to normal.