Bomb scare ensues when man throws plastic chocolate milk bottle under MBTA bus

The bomb squad was summoned and the area was cordoned off today when a man dropped a suspicious object under an MBTA bus in the Longwood medical area. But it turned out that the object was a plastic chocolate milk bottle.

The incident was reported at 9:26 a.m. when a passenger on a Route 66 bus got off near Brigham Circle and dropped the bottle under the vehicle, said Joe Pesaturo, MBTA spokesman, in an e-mail. The driver contacted public safety officials.

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Boston police and Transit Police cleared the scene near the intersections of Tremont Street and Huntington Avenue to investigate the object, officials said. The bottle was deemed unsuspicious, and the scene was cleared around 10:45 a.m.

The passenger who dropped the bottle was taken into custody and will be charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with public transportation, Pesaturo said.

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