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Woman in custody after threat on Metro’s red line

ROCKVILLE — Metro train service has been restored following a bomb threat that led authorities to evacuate a station in Maryland.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said Monday that police had detained a woman who threatened she had an explosive device. Metro Transit Police Deputy Chief Ronald Pavlik says the woman is 51 years old and from McLean, Va. Authorities are not releasing her name because she is currently not facing any charges and will undergo a mental health evaluation.

The report of the threat came in about 7:30 a.m. at the Rockville station in Maryland. Stessel says the woman made the threat as she was exiting the train but that officials have found no evidence of an explosive device.

The bomb threat had disrupted service on a stretch of Metro’s red line.

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