Salt Lake City police respond to Greyhound station after report of suspicious package; bus, train, TRAX travel affected

The Salt Lake City Greyhound Bus station, which shares space with other a UTA station, has been closed while police investigate a suspicious package found on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. File photo: Wikimedia Commons/vxla

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — The Greyhound bus station in downtown Salt Lake City was evacuated Thursday morning after police responded to a call of a suspicious package.

The station, which is part of Utah Transit Authority’s Intermodal Hub, is located at 300 S. 600 West. It was evacuated at about 10 a.m.

The station was reopened just after 11:30 a.m. after police reportedly removed a bag of fireworks.

“The area has now been cleared to proceed,” an 11:43 a.m. UTA tweet said. “Expect minimal delays as service resumes.”

The closure meant a disturbance to tralf for riders of Greyhound buses, and the Utah Transit Authority’s FrontRunner and TRAX operations.

The police action means that the station is closed to passengers, including those using FrontRunner and TRAX.

Gephardt Daily will have more information as it becomes available.


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