RTA Station ‘All-Clear’ After Bag Found


CLEVELAND — A Regional Transit Authority station has been given the all-clear by a bomb squad after being shut down due to a suspicious duffel bag found Tuesday morning, RTA officials confirm to Fox 8 News.

Cleveland police said the bag was found to contain only “personal items.”

RTA spokesperson Mary Shaffer says the item was located inside the East 55th station at I-490, just before 9 a.m. RTA security immediately notified Cleveland police and the bomb squad, and the station was closed for several hours.

Nearby buildings were also evacuated as a precaution, in addition to several road closures. They have since been reopened.

Service to all lines has been restored.

Further details were not immediately released.

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