Package Prompts South Station Evacuation
Call Received Thursday Morning
12:21 pm EDT July 28, 2005
BOSTON -- A report of a suspicious package at Boston's South Station rail terminal prompted the evacuation of the entire station Thursday morning. Police also cordoned off surrounding streets.
MBTA police and Boston fire and police crews secured the area and determined the station to be safe just before noon, but not before the closure of streets around the station snarled traffic leading into the downtown area. No injuries were reported.
According to police, a call on a suspicious package was received about 10:50 a.m., primarily affecting commuter rail service into South Station. Officials said service on the Red Line was not affected and it was running on schedule.
North Station was not affected by the shut down.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority rail and bus lines operate out of South Station, as do Amtrak trains.