Suspicious package temporarily suspends train service at BWI station

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Train service to the BWI Thurgood Marshall train station was temporarily suspended Tuesday morning while police officers examined an unattended bag.

According to Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens, service was suspended around 6 a.m. after police officers received reports of a suspicious package left on the outdoor train platform. Owens said service to the station was suspended as a precaution, delaying trains on the MARC Penn Line, but it was restored by 7 a.m., after officers determined the package was no threat to passengers or employees.

Owens said the package was an unattended tote bag. "Amtrak police responded very quickly," Owens said. "It turned out to be nothing."

The BWI train station serves passengers on Maryland's MARC line and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route. In all, two trains were affected by the temporary suspension of service, Owens said.

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