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AM Commute Bomb Scare Shut Down Pershing Square Station

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A bomb threat called in at around 4 o'clock this morning indicated there was a pipe bomb at the Pershing Square Metro station. The call led "sheriff's deputies and police to shut down the facility," at 5th and Hill in Downtown, according to the Press-Telegram. Although Metro's Red Line trains were operational this morning they were "bypassing the Pershing Square stop," up until around 5:42, when "Bomb squad investigators and police dogs [who had] rushed to the scene to investigate the threat" determined it was a false alarm. A similar false alarm occurred at the Pershing Square station in March of 2007.