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Updated: Suspicious Package Halts Traffic at Broad Run Commuter Rail Station

By Potomac Local May 13, 2014 10:30 am

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11:40 a.m.

Police report the suspicious package turned out to be harmless.

10:40 a.m. 

MANASSAS, Va. – No trains are moving at this hour past Virginia Railway Express’ Airport-Broad Run station outside Manassas.

A suspicious package found at the commuter rail station, at the Manassas Regional Airport, has prompted police to block traffic from entering or exiting the facility on Observation Road.

The package appears to have been found in the station’s parking lot. The station’s platform where commuters board VRE trains.

A explosives unit from Quantico Marine Corps Base arrived at the station just before 10:30 a.m.

At least two trains bound for Manassas were seen stopped on the tracks. In addition to VRE trains, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train and fright trains from Norfolk Southern also use the lines.

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