LIRR trains delayed when 'suspicious package' found; later deemed harmless
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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.