Suspicious package delays South Shore train in Gary

2014-05-09T17:52:00Z 2014-05-09T23:53:03Z Suspicious package delays South Shore train in GaryLauri Harvey Keagle lauri.keagle@nwi.com, (219) 852-4311 nwitimes.com

GARY | An investigation of a suspicious package on the platform at the Miller South Shore commuter rail station delayed a westbound train there Friday morning.

Robert Byrd, Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Transit Police chief, said a conductor on Train No. 108 noticed a backpack on the platform near the Kiss and Ride drop off at the station just before 6:30 a.m.

The conductor contacted transit police, as is protocol for suspicious packages, Byrd said.

Transit police quickly responded and determined the package was harmless and contained a laptop computer and other personal belongings. Byrd said arrangements were underway Friday morning to return the backpack to its owner.

The investigation delayed the train by about 15 minutes.

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