Friday, October 20, 2017

Passenger Train Stopped and Evacuated in Lincoln

Police are investigating why a man left his bags when he got off a northbound train Friday morning in Lincoln, prompting the train to be stopped and the other passengers evacuated. The Pantagraph reports passengers were told by Lincoln police to leave the train while bomb-sniffing dogs were used to determine if there is any danger. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari released  news statement saying  "As a precaution, 190 customers on Amtrak Train 302 have disembarked in Lincoln, while authorities examine items left behind by another passenger."  There were no injuries reported.

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