A suspicious package at Penn Station prompted an evacuation of the New York City transport hub on Thursday night, but trains started running again at 11:12 p.m.
No trains were being allowed in or out of the station on the Long Island Railroad because of the package, the MTA said in a service notice.
“Penn Station’s LIRR concourse has been evacuated as police investigate a report of a suspicious package. LIRR service is temporarily suspended between Penn Station and Jamaica in both directions,” it said.
“trains are bypassing 34 St-Penn Station at this time.”
Pictures of the scene showed the concourse cleared while people are being herded through the one tunnel outside of the Railroad boarding places.
However, the package was cleared by a bomb squad and the trains started running again.
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