Trains resume after Barrington police investigate suspicious package
Metra train traffic along the Union Pacific/Northwest Line has resumed after Barrington police investigated a reported suspicious package Tuesday afternoon, Metra officials said Tuesday.
The train was stopped at the Barrington Metra station for around an hour and 15 minutes while police conducted their investigation, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said. Gillis said the train stopped at around 3:45 p.m. and got going again at around 5 p.m.
Barrington village spokeswoman Patty Dowd Schmitz said police brought in their police dog unit and swept the train for bomb material.
Gillis said the passengers evacuated the train shortly after it stopped so the investigation could be conducted. He said he didn't know the specifics of how the package was found or reported.
A Barrington Police Department representative said every village officer was at the scene.
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