Seventh Avenue Subway Stop Briefly Evacuated

By Mathew Katz on September 22, 2011 6:21pm | Updated on September 22, 2011 6:27pm

Police stand guard at an entrance to the 7th Avenue subway station on Sept. 22, 2011 after a report of a suspicious package.
Police stand guard at an entrance to the 7th Avenue subway station on Sept. 22, 2011 after a report of a suspicious package.
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MANHATTAN — A Midtown subway stop was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a report of a suspicious package, witnesses said.

Cops ushered straphangers out of the Seventh Avenue and 53rd Street station around 5:40 p.m. and blocked off the entrances with police tape and barricades.

The station was reopened as of 6:20 p.m.

According to the MTA, B, D and E trains were temporarily bypassing the station.

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