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Person in ceiling the reason for Corona LRT closure Thursday morning: officials


A person "trespassing" in an area with operational equipment is what prompted a snag in downtown Edmonton LRT service Thursday morning, officials say.

According to Edmonton Transit Service, the person was noticed by a security guard and deemed to be a potential safety risk to themselves as well as staff and commuters, so the Corona LRT station was closed down.

ETS alerted users around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday that "significant service disruptions" at the Corona LRT station were causing travel delays.

When CTV News Edmonton arrived on scene at about 8 a.m., Edmonton Police Service was there and security guards were preventing commuters from going down to the platform level.

Police later told CTV New Edmonton a male had been found "in the ceiling" of the station.

He escaped via a street-level manhole, a police spokesperson said.

Bus service was offered between the Churchill and University stations until about 9 a.m. when the station reopened. Top Stories

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