All Clear After 'Suspicious Package' Found at CTA Station

CTA Red Line shut down for a little more than two hours

Friday, Apr 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:37 AM CDT
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A "suspicious package" found early Friday at a Red Line "L" station shut down part of the CTA for two hours. Chicago Police determined it did not pose a threat.

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The CTA Red Line was shut down early Friday at Thorndale after a "suspicious package" was found at the train station.

Chicago Police said a briefcase was found unattended at the Thorndale stop at about 2:25 a.m. Police investigated the black case with the help of a bomb squad and determined it did not pose a threat.

The Red Line was stopped until about 4:45 a.m. Until then northbound trains went as far as Bryn Mawr before turning around.

Service was back to normal this morning.
 

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