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L train service resumes after suspicious package deemed safe, officials say

A suspicious package investigation shut down the L

A suspicious package investigation shut down the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, officials said. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Don Emmert

A suspicious package investigation caused a major shutdown of the L train between Manhattan and Brooklyn during Tuesday evening's rush hour, officials said.

Police were investigating a suspicious package, believed to possibly be a pressure cooker, after it was found on the Brooklyn-bound L train platform in Manhattan on Monday evening, a source said.

The package was found just before 5 p.m. on the platform at First Avenue, police said. It was later deemed not a threat, officials said.

Service on the line was suspended between Eighth Avenue in Manhattan and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, the MTA said. 

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