WASHINGTON - Union Station was evacuated Wednesday afternoon due to a suspicious package, but an all-clear was given shortly after 6 p.m. and has reopened, authorities said.
Metro service was unaffected, but some entrances to the Union Station station were not be accessible to passengers during the evactuation, Metro Transit Police tweeted. But MARC Train and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) train service were temporarily stopped due to the police investigation, but resumed as normal.
Update: Police activity in Union Station has been cleared. Train traffic will resume shortly. Passengers can expect minor delays.— MARC Train (@marctrain) July 27, 2016
Update #2: Police Activity is Complete. Union Station back open and trains are allowed to depart. https://t.co/w40B4TYidB— VRE (@VaRailXpress) July 27, 2016
MTPD units at Union Station advise that normal station operations are resuming. All entrances reopening. AmtrakPD handing press. #wmata— Metro Transit Police (@MetroTransitPD) July 27, 2016
@DCPoliceTraffic— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) July 27, 2016
Union Station & All WB Lanes have reopened on Mass Ave NE from 3rd St to 1st/Columbus Circle
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