Red Line inbound between Alewife and Harvard closed for investigation of suspicious item on tracks

The Red Line inbound between Harvard and Alewife stations was shut down this morning after a suspicious package was found on the tracks at Davis Square Station.

The package was described as a brown paper bag with tape wrapped around it, said MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

The package was reported at 11:15 a.m. While Transit Police examined the package, shuttle buses were used to ferry passengers between Harvard and Alewife, said MBTA spokeswoman Kelly Smith.

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After an investigation, Transit Police determined the package was safe. Service resumed at 12:05 p.m., said Smith.