Suspicious package in Greenwich forces evacuation, delays
A suspicious package reported at the Greenwich train station Sunday afternoon forced the evacuation of the downtown station and caused delays up to an hour along the New Haven Line.
The Stamford Police Department's bomb squad was called in to investigate and after about two hours, determined the item was harmless.
Greenwich police Lt. Kraig Gray said the package was "non-hazardous" and "more than likely an item either abandoned or forgotten by a local traveller."
The package was reported around 2 p.m., quickly leading to the station being evacuated. The adjacent sidewalk on Railroad Avenue was cordoned off, and the entrance to the Greenwich Plaza office complex was also closed. Surrounding roads stayed open.
Trains were briefly suspended between Rye, N.Y. and Stamford, and Metro-North reported delays from 45 to 60 minutes.
The incident prompted a significant response from first responders, which involved Greenwich and Stamford police, the Greenwich Fire Department, the Greenwich Emergency Medical Service, state police and Metro-North police.
The Greenwich station was re-opened around 4 p.m., and minutes later trains were again running in and out of the depot.
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