Metra UP North trains moving again as police reopen Rogers Park station

October 8, 2013 7:23:03 AM PDT
Chicago police reopened the Rogers Park station on the Metra Union Pacific North Line Tuesday after both inbound and outbound trains were halted earlier in the morning.

About 5:56 a.m. police received "some type of hand-scribbled note" indicating there was a bomb at the station, said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Chopper7HD was first on the scene showing street closures in the area. Heavy police activity was spotted shortly after 6:30 a.m. Bomb-sniffing dogs were also on the scene.

Initially, no pedestrians were getting into the station at Ravenswood and Greenlee, and vehicular traffic on the east-west streets also was not getting underneath the railroad tracks.

Trains began moving again after 7 a.m. and police reopened the station after authorities found a pizza box and determined there was no threat.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)


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