Bomb threat on Franklin Blvd. cleared, suspect detained

5:48 p.m. update: a suspect in the incident has been detained, according to The Register-Guard.

Eugene Police Department received a call regarding a bomb threat at 4:13 p.m. Thursday. The call mentioned an EmX bus headed toward Springfield on Franklin Boulevard.

EPD and University of Oregon Police evacuated the bus in question at the Franklin and Walnut bus stop. Buildings in the area were also evacuated.

All access to Franklin was cordoned off from the Interstate-5 exit to Agate St. LTD has reported that all scheduled Emx buses from Eugene to Springfield have been canceled indefinitely.

A bomb disposal unit arrived to check the bus just before 5:20 p.m. Several minutes later, Eugene Police and the UO Alert system issued an “all-clear.” Traffic resumed in the area soon afterward.

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