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Bridgeport train station evacuated in bomb scare

(The following appeared on the Newsday website on November 2.)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Authorities say hundreds of Metro-North Railroad passengers were delayed during a weekend bomb scare at Bridgeport's train station.

A search by local and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police late Saturday concluded the threat was a hoax. Two suspicious packages were found, but they did not contain explosives.

The station was evacuated for over an hour Saturday night, delaying about 700 passengers on six west and eastbound trains.

A Metro-North spokesman says it is rare for an entire station to be shut down, but that Bridgeport police were correct to err on the side of caution.

Information was not available about what was inside the suspicious packages, and whether they were left there by accident or intentionally to cause alarm.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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