Monday, November 10, 2008
A person passing through the Steel Plaza T-station noticed an unattended bag and called 911 today forcing the Port Authority to close the station and stop all traffic from the south hills at the First Avenue station. The City of Pittsburgh bomb squad x-rayed the small black soft-sided wheeled-suitcase and found nothing suspicious. The bag was opened and found to contain clothing, books and some pencils. Police are trying to figure out who owns the bag. The bag was deemed suspicious because was it was in an out-of-the-way place where people would not usually congregate. Pittsburgh, Port Authority and University of Pittsburgh police all responded along with city fire fighters and EMS crews. Detective Sheldon Williams says everything went has it should. He credited that in part to a drill held in the station by Region 13 just a few months ago.