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Friday, October 07, 2005
Morning News Market East Station Reopened After Bomb Fear The suspicious package that led to the shutting down of Market East Station contained not a bomb, but some kind of propane nozzle as well as clothing, authorities said. Early this morning, a conductor on a citybound train on the R6 Norristown line became suspicious of a man in military fatigues who had something bulky in his backpack. SEPTA police met the train at Market East Station around 7:30. A dog from the canine unit showed special interest in the package. The man was taken into custody, the station was evacuated, and regional rail service through the station was shut down, as the city bomb squad was called in, a SEPTA official said. Eastbound commuters had to get off at Suburban Station or 30th Street. The Broad Street and Market-Frankford lines remained in operation. The station was reopened around 9:15. No injuries were reported.