Officials at the Downtown Crossing MBTA station gave the all clear after the area was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a bomb threat.
The Boston Globe reported that a suspicious package left on a northbound Orange Line platform “did not post a hazard,’’ according to MBTA officials.
The package had been left there by a man at 8:40 a.m, WCVB reported, forcing an immediate evacuation of the station and some nearby stores. Images from the scene showed a heavy police presence.
Another day, another suspicious package related street closure in downtown crossing. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/EpnAvEnA6D— Jessica Stauth (@jstauth) May 7, 2014
T spokesman Joseph Pesaturo said in a statement to Boston.com that transit police located the man who left the box and took him into custody. He is being transported to Mass General Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
After the threat caused serious transit delays for morning commuters, the MBTA tweeted that regular service would be restored for all lines.
#MBTA Red & Orange: Regular service resuming on all lines. Pls expect some residual delays.— MBTA (@MBTA) May 7, 2014
We will add more information to this story as it becomes available.