Suspicious package halts trains

Fairfield police block off roads while investigating a suspicious package on the railroad tracks in Fairfield, June 20, 2014. (WTNH / George DeYounge)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – Metro-North and Amtrak passengers could see delays for the next one to two hours after a suspicious package brought service to a halt through Fairfield Friday morning.

The service was suspended around 6 a.m. because of a suspicious package on the tracks. The all-clear was given shortly before 8:30. Police have not said was the package was was or what was inside.

In an email and Twitter alert earlier in the morning the MTA said New Haven Line service was delayed for police activity.

Police Special Units are on site investigating a suspicious package. We expect delays of 1 to 2 hours at this time.

A Tweet from Shore Line East painted a more dire picture for commuters:

The suspicious package was in the area near Unquoa Road.

Train riders told News 8 about the activity going on with emails sent through Report It. “I’m stuck in Milford and officials say nothing is moving at this time,” SMyers said.

“Cops are at all entryways blocking everyone else from getting near there,” Jena wrote.

“Police have train station blocked off,” Lawpup wrote.

“Conductors had no ideas of what was happening when asked. Lots of people stuck in Bridgeport station,” Faith said.



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