Morning Red Line Service Disrupted Because of Suspicious Package

WASHINGTON – A suspicious package discovered around 9 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 9) on the tracks near the New York Avenue-Florida Avenue- Gallaudet U Metrorail station disrupted Red Line service for three hours just after the morning peak period.

Normal Red Line service resumed at 12:10 p.m.

Throughout the police investigation, Metro suspended train service between the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations, and established free shuttle bus service. More than 40 Metrobuses stopped at Rhode Island Avenue, New York Avenue, Union Station and Judiciary Square stations.

Metro Transit Police, along with other law enforcement were called to investigate a 12-by-12-by-4 inch fiberglass box left on the tracks between the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood and New York Avenue stations. A track worker discovered the box while performing routine inspections. Metro’s bomb technicians disrupted the box and determined that the box did not contain explosives.