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TA-THREATS: Amtrak Train Stopped and Searched

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posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:20 AM
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A train inbound to New York from Newark is being searched just breaking on FNC. Suspicious material found in train bathroom, all passengers are being checked out will add news link when available.
 



Police questioning passengers on Amtrak train in Newark
NEWARK, N.J. -- Police questioned passengers aboard an Amtrak train that was detained at Newark Penn Station Thursday morning, checking the identification of each passenger.

Over a cell phone from a passenger on board the train, an unidentified railroad or police worker could be overheard telling passengers, "This is an unusual situation."

Dan Stessel, a spokesman for Amtrak, said there was "an active police investigation. Until it's wrapped up, we can't comment on it."



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[edit on 22-7-2004 by Banshee]




posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:32 AM
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So far only the cellphone report on FNC and the article from the Newsday posted above from a cellphone call from an AP reporter..



Terry Taylor, The Associated Press' sports editor, boarded the Washington-to-New York train in Philadelphia, and said it was held in the Newark station shortly after 8 a.m.


The police won't say anything until the investigation has been completed.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:39 AM
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2 new reports, one stating that as of now the FBI is not involved with the investigation. One link with Live chopper footage available.

Police Questioning Passengers On Amtrak Train In Newark

FBI Special Agent Steve Kodak, a spokesman for the agency's Newark office, said he had heard about the incident from members of the media. But as of 9:20 a.m., more than an hour after the train had been at the station, Kodak his office had not been contacted by other law enforcement officials.

"As of now, we're not involved," he said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


New York-Bound Amtrak Train Detained In Newark



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:42 AM
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FNC now reporting the train has been released and is on its way to New York City, will update if anything further develops.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:49 AM
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I can't believe we put the same darned title word for word...lol.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 08:54 AM
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I have been learning from my idol



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 09:03 AM
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Still no information on why the train was detained but here is a story confirming that it has been released.



Passengers searched on Amtrak train in Jersey
An Amtrak train that was detained for about 90 minutes in Newark, New Jersey has been allowed to continue on to New York.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 09:24 AM
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Still no explanation but this ABC report says now that 2 FBI agents were sent to the scene...


Police Question N.J. Amtrak Passengers
Stessel would not say if the train or its passengers were considered to be in danger.

FBI Special Agent Steve Kodak, a spokesman for the agency's Newark office, said agents were sent to the station to investigate, but he could not elaborate.

"We have two people over there now," Kodak said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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Details are slow in coming but this report states that a passenger found a threatening note in the bathroom prompting the investigation.


Threatening Note Halts Amtrak Train in Newark
It was a threatening note that led police to detain and search an Amtrak train for about 90 minutes in Newark today.

Amtrak spokesman Dan Stessel says a passenger found the note attached to the mirror in a restroom of the train's cafe car. Stessel says the note did not contain a specific threat against the train. He does not know exactly what it said.

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posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 10:23 AM
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Now it gets weird, CNN reports that the police say it was a routine stop and will become more frequent leading up to the Rep. convention in August.


Police stop Amtrak train in Newark
Amtrak spokesman Dan Stessel said, "Train 170 was stopped at 7:52 a.m. this morning in Newark, New Jersey, for police activity.

"...I cannot comment further. We do not believe there are any threats to passengers or the station," Stessel said.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.



posted on Jul, 22 2004 @ 10:55 AM
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My final report on this unless something substantial occurs, this is a reprot from Reuters which pretty musch wraps up all the detailsl....


Suspicious note halts Amtrak train, but no threat
NEW YORK, July 22 (Reuters) - A Boston-bound Amtrak train was stopped and searched by police in Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday after a passenger reported a suspicious note, but the train was allowed to proceed, a spokesman said.

Authorities have been on higher alert for suspicious activities on trains since the March 11 Madrid train bombings and security is tight before the Democratic National Convention in Boston next week and the Republican convention in New York in August. extra DIV



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