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"Bomb" that closed Kennedy station a fake, police say

Toronto police re-opened the Kennedy subway station in Scarborough late Tuesday night after determining that a suspicious package found on a subway car was not dangerous.

The station was evacuated shortly after 7 p.m. and remained closed until after 10 p.m. as members of Toronto's Emergency Task Force examined the package.

"A cleaner found an envelope inside one of the trains, and he just picked it up, took it off the train," said Staff Sergeant Kenny Ho, from 41 Division. "But when he had a closer look at it, it actually has some writing saying, 'Don't sit on it, it's a bomb.'"

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Police later confirmed that the package did not contain any dangerous materials and was not explosive. As of 10:30 p.m., the station was open and buses and trains were stopping there once again, police said.

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