Police close D.C. train station for suspicious luggage
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON- Ten Amtrak passenger trains were delayed for nearly three hours after police closed Union Station, the capital's main intercity train depot, after finding a piece of unattended luggage, officials said.
Shortly before 11 p.m., police deemed the station safe and dozens of passengers were allowed back inside. U.S. Capitol police and District of Columbia police helped with the search.
Metro trains were running through the station but weren't stopping for passengers to get on or off, said Lisa Farbstein, a spokeswoman for the mass transit system.
Amtrak trains from the north stopped at New Carrollton, Maryland, to let passengers continue on to Washington on the mass transit system, and trains from the south stopped at Alexandria, Virginia.
Bus service bypassed the station, located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol.
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