Darien Police Weren’t Notified When 100s Let off Train at Noroton Hgts Station as Bag & Beeping Checked
Update 6:21 p.m.: Darien police were not notified about the matter until about an hour after it had ended, a police spokesman said. Original article:
A suspicious bag and suspicious beeping on a morning train led to 250 passengers being let off the train unexpectedly at the Noroton Heights railroad station. The bag — originally reported as “an unattended package emitting sounds,” turned out to be garbage, and the beeping came from a harmless phone wedged in between a seat and a wall, causing its alarm to go off, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The 250 or so commuters who were evacuated at the station (not one of that train’s normal stops) were picked up by a train originating in Danbury, which arrived at Grand Central Terminal at about 8:18 a.m., not long after the original train was due at Grand Central (7:59 a.m.), the MTA said in a news release. An MTA Police canine unit identified the bag and beeping.