Old Town Transit Center closed after bomb scare

Heavy police activity leads to closures

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A "bomb incident" investigation in Old Town Thursday night forced the closure of a busy transit station and heavy traffic in the area.

Police were called to the scene at around 9 p.m. after an Metropolitan Transit System K9 detected a possible suspicious item in a trash can at the Old Town Transit Center on Taylor Street.

The discovery prompted police to evacuate a parking lot and shut down trolley service, affecting Green Line passengers and those heading back from the Holiday Bowl game.

The MTS tweeted: "Green Line/Holiday Bowl riders from SDCCU Stadium heading toward downtown - Bus bridge between Morena/Linda Vista and Washington Stns due to police activity at Old Town. Approx 30 minute delay"

After an investigation involving the bomb squad, the all-clear was given just after midnight.

There is no immediate word on what, if anything, was found.

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