Suspicious Package Shuts Down Metro-North In Fairfield

  • Comments (5)

Updated: FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Metro-North and Amtrak halted train service through Fairfield on Friday morning after a suspicious package was found on the tracks, a Metro-North spokesman confirmed.  

The incident bean unfolding before 6:30 a.m. Friday. 

Unquowa Road and the Fairfield train station are also closed. 

The MTA Police are investigating, Metro-North said. 

The State Police bomb squad has been called in to the area.

Metro-North offered this advisory at about 7:15 a.m.: 

"New Haven Line service is temporarily delayed for trains traveling through Fairfield station. Trains are restricted from traveling through this area while Police are investigating a suspicious package. We expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes at this time. Please listen for announcements at your station."

At about 7 a.m., Metro-North Railroad had said via Twitter ‏@MetroNorth: "New Haven Line service is temporarily delayed for trains traveling through the vicinity of Fairfield station due to Police Activity."

  • 5

Comments (5)

Ummmmm.... is it me, or has anyone else noticed that the "suspicious box" was made to look like Bender from FUTURAMA?!

Better to arrive late than not at all, if is is a bomb.

I am envisioning just a cardboard box sitting on the tracks and meanwhile, thousands upon thousands of commuters are late for work...our world is beyond crazy at this point.

"If you see something, say something"; and allow the bureaucracy to "follow protocol" and make thousands of your fellow commuters late for work, for nothing.