Wollaston station shut for suspicious package

Red Line trains are bypassing the station as the bomb squad investigates.

UPDATE: A T spokesman says:

The "item" was never in doubt. A Police K9 earlier this morning had detected something in the area of a communications box mounted on the wall. A subsequent x-ray look at the box turned up nothing out of the ordinary.

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Oh man, imagine when they close a bike lane for one of these? And it turns out to be a space-saver!

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They witnessed a man in

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They witnessed a man in Middle Eastern garb place something that looked like an empty bag of Sour Skittles next to a trash can. All units en route.

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Seriously. At least this

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Seriously. At least this panic inconveniences the general public and so far hasn't included the targeting and beating or shooting of an unarmed 'person in Middle Eastern garb' but wake up! people, this is on the same racial profiling spectrum. Disgusting.

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Not true

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Per a friend who works for the T: it was a backpack left outside the electrical room door - T dog detected explosives.

Nice that people jump to the conclusion that someone who appears to be Middle Eatern is the one at fault! Time to stop rushing judgements and makimg assumptions based on skin color, folks.

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The two comments above yours

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The two comments above yours were obviously making fun of the racial profiling that caused Brigham Cirle to shut down when a person dressed in what some commuters percieved as "Midddle Eastern clothing" dropped a chocolate milk bottle near a bus.

Making fun of racial profiling, not contributing to it.

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Maybe you should go back to

Maybe you should go back to the thread and see that it wasn't a racial profiling issue at all and the guy was messing around with the wheelwells of the bus and other suspicious activity.

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This will end up being

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This will end up being nothing just like the rest of them.

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Side question....

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Why do police continue to us "K9" to mean "dog", even in official paperwork?

It's a mildly amusing pun the first 1000 times or so you hear it. After that, it just sounds dumb. As an abbreviation, it saves only one letter.

I'm guessing it got its start in WWII or Korea as some overworked E4 was transcribing a radio or telephone message?

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Because...

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..."trained excuse to violate your 4th Amendment rights" doesn't roll off the tongue as easily.

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