Police shut the large intersection around 9:45 a.m. due to a suspicious package under a bus. A T spokesman says:
The Route 66 bus operator says a passenger exited the vehicle, and dropped an object under the bus.
The Globe reports it was a plastic chocolate-milk bottle.
Somebody who was on the bus reports the incident was way sketchier than initially reported:
What happened was the man was digging in the trash. he had something a black object in his hands and started shooving his hands under the wheel of the bus. (why would someone be shoving their hands up and on the wheel of the bus...IDK). He got on his phone right after. When he noticed that people were noticing him he dug in the trash and threw the bottle under the bus.
An explosives-sniffing dog was brought in and a wrecker summoned to carefully move the bus so that bomb-squad members can get a better look at the item.
The wrecker moved the bus around 10:25 and Transit explosives experts carefully moved in to take a look.
Workers and students at the Harvard School of Public Health on Huntington Avenue were told to stay inside.