Suspicious Car At Downtown Amtrak Station Prompts Bomb Squad Response

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –- A suspicious SUV at the downtown Amtrak station prompted a response from Pittsburgh police and the bomb squad Friday morning.

Amtrak officials initially contacted police about a car that had been parked overnight.

“Usually, vehicles come in, drop people off and they leave. They don’t stay overnight. The vehicle had been there, I guess, since late last night,” said Pittsburgh Police Zone 2 Lt. Daniel Reed.

When bomb-sniffing dogs checked out the vehicle, something alerted them and the surrounding area was shut down.

Police busted out the windows of the vehicle. They searched the SUV thoroughly, but didn’t find anything.

After about a half hour, the streets were re-opened.

Now, police will try to contact the owner of that SUV.

Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Pittsburgh

New Podcast Network
Get The All New CBS Local App
Get KDKA Text Alerts

Listen Live