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Cincinnati Streetcar SHUT DOWN After Reported Bomb Threat

It is only the second day of operations for the new streetcar in Cincinnati, and already there was a mass evacuation.

Cincinnati Police report that a bomb threat was made to the Cincinnati Bell Connector - the new streetcar that opened Friday and runs on a loop from Over-the-Rhine to the riverfront - and all five cars were closed.

The Cincinnati Bell Connector confirmed that a police investigation shut down service to the system on a rainy Saturday evening.

Just before 8 p.m. Saturday, the system was up and running again.

The Cincinnati Bell Connector was previewed to the media on Tuesday and opened to great fanfare during a large public ceremony on Friday. Social media reports indicate that the streetcar has remained steadily full since its launch.

-Staff report

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