Metra Electric, South Shore trains moving again; Possible suspicious package cleared at Van Buren station

October 2, 2013 10:00:19 AM PDT
A suspicious package at the Van Buren stop halted trains on the Metra Electric and South Shore Lines for just over an hour during Wednesday's morning commute .

PHOTOS: Police check out suspicious package at Van Buren

The Chicago Police Department's Bomb and Arson unit responded to the platform at Van Buren and Michigan around 7 a.m. after a suspicious package was found. Around 8:30 a.m., trains were once again rolling.

The incident occurred right during the middle of the morning rush hour, interupting many commuters.

"We got down there and the gates are closed. I guess they found a package down there," Cordellos Perry said.

"I'm getting used to it, I guess. This is the longest delay. I've had delays before, but this is longest. You're just trying to get to work," Donna Thomas, commuter, said.

The suspicious package was a cooler left on the platform. A janitor had noticed it, and thought there were wires coming out of it.

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