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Alert: Two Montreal Metro Lines Shut Down As Police Investigate Bomb Threat

UPDATE: normal metro service resumed after police determined the threat was unfounded.
Alert: Two Montreal Metro Lines Shut Down As Police Investigate Bomb Threat

Montreal Police are currently investigating "threatening comments" made in the Jean-Talon metro station.

Read the full tweet below.

READ MORE: Two STM Metro Lines Have Been Shut Down Because Of An Emergency Situation

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.

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. #stminfohttps://t.co/hUiFWzoB6s

December 7, 2018

Read more about the metro shutdowns here.

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

December 7, 2018

UPDATE: service is resuming gradually on the Orange line.

Service gradually resuming on the ORANGE line. #stminfo K

December 7, 2018

Orange line trains will not stop at Jean-Talon station:

No trains stopping at Jean-Talon station. #stminfo X

December 7, 2018

Blue line service is resuming gradually:

Service gradually resuming on the BLUE line. #stminfo H

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

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

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

December 7, 2018

Stay tuned for more information.

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