'Suspicious Object' Delays Metra Electric Trains

Authorities investigated a 'suspicious object' found unattended at a Metra Electric District Line station Wednesday morning.

By Alise Blunk
|  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011  |  Updated 11:31 AM CDT
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'Suspicious Object' Delays Metra Electric Trains

Metra Electric District Line inbound and outbound service trains at a South Side station are moving again after being temporarily halted Wednesday morning when a suspicious package was found.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller told the Chicago Sun-Times that emergency officials stopped inbound and outbound trains at about 7:20 a.m. to investigate a "suspicious object" that was found unattended at the 51st Station.

Miller said authorities stopped traffic in both directions for about 20 minutes until Chicago and Metra police gave the green light to resume service, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Authorities did not immediately have further details on the object.

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