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Bomb threat delays Union Pacific North line

Updated: October 8, 2013 8:14AM

A bomb threat halted Metra trains on the Union Pacific North line near the Rogers Park station for about 30 minutes Tuesday morning.

Officials stopped inbound and outbound trains near the station from about 6:55 a.m. until police gave clearance for trains to move again, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.

Trains resumed service at the station about 7:25 a.m., Miller said.

About 5:56 a.m. police received “some type of hand-scribbled note” indicating there was a bomb at the station, said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

At this point police say there is no reason to believe there is any merit to the threat. But officers are nonetheless “taking appropriate precautions” and conducting an investigation, Mirabelli said.

The transit agency said that it did not know how much of a delay the bomb threat would cause on the north line.

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