2011-09-29 / Local & State

Unattended Briefcase Blown Up By Police

LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) – A transit agency spokesman says a police bomb squad blew up an unattended briefcase found on a SEPTA train near the Lansdale station.

SEPTA spokesman Andrew Busch tells the Philadelphia Daily News (http://bit.ly/r7MhHq ) that a conductor found the briefcase at around 9 p.m. Thursday when the train reached the end of the line at the Lansdale train yard.

The area was cleared by police and service was disrupted until the briefcase was destroyed as a precaution.

Busch says there was no indication that the briefcase contained an explosive. Service resumed after the incident.

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