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Blue Line Trains Resume, Authorities Determine Powder to be Cleaning Solution

The CTA tweeted that trains were avoiding the stop just before 7:30 a.m. due to police activity

Blue Line trains resumed service to Monroe and Jackson in the Loop Monday morning after authorities investigated a suspicious powder later determined to be cleaning solution.

Authorities received a call about 7:20 a.m. for white powder found on a platform in the 100 block of South Dearborn Street, according to Chicago police and fire officials.

The fire department initiated a hazmat response, and determined the powder was a cleaning solution and not harmful, a police spokeswoman said.

Blue line trains, which had been bypassing Monroe and Jackson stations during the response, resumed service to the stations again about 8:20 a.m., the CTA said in a service alert.

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