Red Line service restored in Northeast D.C. area Friday afternoon

Red Line service between the Takoma and Rhode Island Avenue stations has been restored, authorities said.

It had been suspected as police investigated a suspicious package in Northeast D.C., officials said Friday afternoon.

According to D.C. police, a suspicious package was reported at the 4500 block of Fort Totten Drive NE. Explosive ordinance division units were dispatched, police said.

A statement on WMATA’s website said bus service had also been set up connecting the Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations.

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