A suspicious package briefly disrupted public transit in the area of Powell Street BART and Muni Station this morning.
However, according to BART, “Service has resumed to normal operations on the San Francisco line and Powell Street station has now reopened.”
According to a San Francisco Fire Department dispatcher, officers were investigating a suspicious package in the area of Mason and Eddy streets. The investigation closed the Powell Street BART and Muni station from 7:33 to 8:01 Tuesday morning.
An Appeal tipster reports that the area was “completely blocked off with police tape.”
The tipster reports that the package in question appeared to be an item that had been left in a Muni bus shelter outside the station.
According to the SFMTA, Muni lines were detoured around the area during the investigation.
As of 8:04 AM, however, regular service had resumed.
UPDATE: All Market St. lines returning to normal routes.Powell Station open.
— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) March 19, 2013