Pentagon City Metro Station Washington DC Closed: Bomb Threat
Update: 8:03pm ET - The Pentago City Metro Station has reopened after suspicious package deemed safe.
The Pentagon City Metro Station in Washington DC is Closed Due to a Bomb Threat
Police were called just after 5:30pm local time to the Washington Dc Pentagon City Metro station to investigate a suspicious package. The station has been closed while the police investigate and according to the Baltimore Sun, there was also a bomb threat made on the station.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has established a shuttle bus service between Pentagon and Crystal City and they have confirmed that there is a disruption on the Blue and Yellow lines at Pentagon City and that the station is closed due to a police situation.
Trains are not going through the station.
The Metro is very busy at this time of year and this time of day as people are out enjoying the DC Cherry Blossom Festival and the Washington Nationals game, so authorities are telling travelers to allow for extra time if you are just heading out and to avoid that station completely if you can.
It was almost a month ago that there was a shooting outside the Pentagon Metro station that injured three people, when John Patrick Bedell fired shots at the subway entrance. He reportedly took out a gun while standing at the entrance to the station and just started firing.
It is not thought at this time that these two incidents are related.