Alert: Two Montreal Metro Lines Shut Down As Police Investigate Bomb Threat
UPDATE: normal metro service resumed after police determined the threat was unfounded.
Montreal Police are currently investigating "threatening comments" made in the Jean-Talon metro station.
Read the full tweet below.
Ongoing police operation at metro Jean-Talon. The #SPVM is investigating threatening comments made by an individual. There is nothing to report at this time.— Police Montréal (@SPVM) December 7, 2018
Details are few, but this announcement comes at the same time that service on both the Blue and Orange lines have been shut down.
UPDATE: the STM confirms a connection between the shutdown and investigation:
[Métro service] 🚇⚠ Service shutdown on the Orange and Blue lines due to an intervention of emergency services. Follow @stm_orange and @stm_bleue during current service interruption. #stminfo https://t.co/hUiFWzoB6s— STM (@stminfo) December 7, 2018
Read more about the metro shutdowns.
UPDATE: La Presse is reporting that it was a bomb threat that triggered the investigation.
[Métro service] :metro::warning: Service shutdown on the Orange and Blue line : a special bus service has been established, follow @stm_orange and @stm_bleue for more details during current service interruption on these lines. #stminfo— STM (@stminfo) December 7, 2018
UPDATE: service is resuming gradually on the Orange line.
Service gradually resuming on the ORANGE line. #stminfo K— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) December 7, 2018
Orange line trains will not stop at Jean-Talon station:
No trains stopping at Jean-Talon station. #stminfo X— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) December 7, 2018
Blue line service is resuming gradually:
Service gradually resuming on the BLUE line. #stminfo H— Ligne Bleue (@stm_Bleue) December 7, 2018
Blue line trains will not stop at Jean-Talon station:
Métro service status : Service gradually resuming on the Blue line, but no trains stopping at Jean-Talon métro station. #stminfo— Ligne Bleue (@stm_Bleue) December 7, 2018
Normal service is resuming on the Orange line, including Jean-Talon station. This, of course, suggests that the threat that triggered the police investigation has abated.
Métro service status : Service gradually resuming on the entire Orange line, including at Jean-Talon métro station. #stminfo— Ligne Orange (@stm_Orange) December 7, 2018
The SPVM has determined that the threat was not credible.
The operation is over. The event is unfounded. https://t.co/F9YZIH7VG5— Police Montréal (@SPVM) December 7, 2018
Stay tuned for more information.