Metra train service delayed by treasure hunt game

By Rosie Powers
|  Thursday, Jun 2, 2011  |  Updated 11:18 AM CDT
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Metra train service delayed by treasure hunt game

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The suspicious package that delayed Metra service Wednesday was in fact a part of a treasure hunt game, according to officials in a Chicago Breaking News report.

Service on the Union Pacific West Line resumed Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package halted traffic in both directions, said Metra Spokesman Michael Gillis. The package was found between the Winfield and downtown Wheaton stations.

"A total of four trains were delayed, one of which was stopped for almost 95 minutes," Gillis said.

Officials said the package was a game piece for geocaching, a navigational outdoor treasure hunting game, according to Chicago Breaking News.

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