Police blow up briefcase found on train

Posted: September 22, 2011

A police bomb squad blew up an unattended briefcase found on a SEPTA train near the Lansdale station Thursday night, an agency spokesman said.

The train had reached the end of the line at the Lansdale train yard around 9 p.m. when a conductor found the briefcase, said SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch.

The area was cleared by police and service was disrupted until the briefcase was destroyed, "just out of precaution. There was no indication there was an explosive or dangerous device," Busch said. Service resumed after the incident.

   -Robert Moran

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