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White Substance That Shut Down CTA Addison Red Line Stop Thursday ID'd As Baby Powder

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Sep 29, 2017 7:41PM


The white substance that was found by the CTA Addison Red Line station Thursday morning, prompting the stop to be shut down for hours while authorities investigated, has been identified as harmless baby powder.

Passengers on a train noticed the white substance in a train car and reported it to the CTA after evacuating the train at the station around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Trains bypassed the Addison stop during the investigation, and the CTA provided shuttle buses to help morning train commuters get on their way.

The station re-opened around 11 a.m., and authorities determined that the substance was merely spilled baby powder, and not a threat to the public, according to ABC7.