Unattended briefcase blown up by police in Lansdale

    There was a brief scare for train passengers in Lansdale last night after the police bomb squad intentionally blew up an unattended briefcase found on a SEPTA train.

    The Associated Press reports the briefcase was found on a train near the Lansdale Station around 9 p.m. Thursday night.

    According to the AP, the area was cleared by police and service was stopped until the briefcase could be destroyed.

    According to a SEPTA spokesman, there was no indication the briefcase contained an explosive.

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