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.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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