LIRR trains delayed when 'suspicious package' found; later deemed harmless
Several Long Island Rail Road trains between Island Park and Long Beach stations were either canceled or delayed during the evening rush hour Monday to allow authorities to investigate a suspicious package that later proved to be harmless, police said.
The suspicious package was reported about 4:30 p.m. at a bus stop near the Long Beach train station, officials said.
Sal Arena, a LIRR spokesman, said train service resumed about 5:30 p.m. The investigation resulted in the cancellation of two eastbound trains and caused delays to three others, Arena said.