Update: Metro-North Service Restored, Back on Schedule

By David Gurliacci and Barbara Heins

Update: 10:19 a.m.

New Haven Line service is now operating on or close to schedule. "We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of this incident."

Update: 10:10 a.m.
Metro-North reports that even though full service has been restored through the Fairfield Metro station, New Haven Line commuters can expect residual delays of one to two hours to continue.

Service was restored about 8:30 a.m. Friday nearly two hours after a suspicious package was found on an overpass near the train station.

Update 8:58 a.m:
The situation unfolded about 7:30 a.m. when a town worker noticed the suspicious package on his way to work and contacted Fairfield Police, according to a report on The Minuteman News Center.

Update 836 a.m.:
Metro-North just announced that "Service has resumed through Fairfield station. Police have completed their investigation. Residual delays of 1 to 2 hours can be expected."

According to a WCBS 880 radio report, the delays were caused by a "large bottle or jug left on the overpass of Unquowa Road which still remains closed to traffic" near the Fairfield Metro station.

WCBS Traffic reporter Tom Kaminski reported that police wearing rubber gloves were seen removing the item from the area.

Update 8:21 a.m.:

Metro-North has announced that train delays of one to two hours are expected as police investigate a suspicious package reportedly found on Unquowa Road near a train station

Metro-North made this announcement on its website at 8:06 a.m.:

New Haven Line Service Alert: New Haven Line service is temporarily delayed due to Police investigating a suspicious package in the vicinity of Fairfield Station. Delays of 1 to 2 hours are anticipated. Please listen for announcements at your station.

Original article:

A suspicious package discovered on Unquowa Road, near the Fairfield Metro-North station has resulted in the station being evacuated and train delays during the morning commute, according to reports.

WFSB-TV/NBC reported that the package found near the station resulted in the evacuation and possibly closure.

A bomb squad was at the scene, Fairfield police told the television station.

Metro-North announced at 7:16 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 - 60 minutes at this time. Please listen for announcements at your station.

Igor June 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM
and your point would be? They shouldn't paid, or they wasted police?
Joe Mancini June 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM
I'm sure Resident of Fairfield would have preferred very little police activity and just hope there were no casualties. What the hell is your point with the police compensation?
Resident of Fairfield June 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM
There is no need to be offended. I think it is important that as taxpayers that we understand how the the officials that work for the local government are paid. And just like every corporation is doing challenge when we see something inappropriate. I am not alleging that is the case here, but would like to understand that. There were an awful lot of police out - i would expect that this was just part of their normal function/pay.
Igor June 20, 2014 at 04:06 PM
Well they are paid pretty well. But if it was a bomb, not paid enough.
Jim Eastwood June 21, 2014 at 07:37 AM
To all the Critics I ask "What If" ???? To the Fairfield Resident----You are an EXPERT In YOUR FIELD, they are an EXPERT IN THEIRS !!!! I am Certain that you are well paid, they are NOT!!! They RISK THEIR LIVES TO insure you are Safe, do you risk you life for some one you do not know!!!! They are on call 7/24 are you?? Their Personal Lives are put on Hold often times in their jobs ARE YOURS??? Certainly ONE DELAY in your Life to ensure YOUR Safety is something YOU can afford ~~~~~ Thin about it !!!!!!!! Walk in their shoes before you are critical of their efforts !!!!!!


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