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St. George subway station evacuated due to 'potential threat'

Last Updated Aug 17, 2018 at 11:35 pm EDT

The threat of a suspicious package forced the evacuation of St. George subway station on Friday night. CITYNEWS/Tony Fera

St. George subway station was shut down for almost 90 minutes on Friday night due to a ‘potential threat’ against the station.

Toronto police tell CityNews they were called by the TTC around 10 p.m. following reports of a suspicious package within the station.

Large portions of Line 2 between Ossington and Broadview and Museum to St. Clair West on Line 1 were closed as St. George station was evacuated.

The bomb squad and the K9 unit investigated before determining the situation was safe and service resumed just before 11:30 p.m.