Train Service Resumes as NJ Bomb Investigation Continues

Jessica Romo NJ Advanced Media/AP
Jessica Romo NJ Advanced Media/AP

(AP)

Commuter trains are resuming service after one of five devices found in a backpack near a New Jersey train station exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it.

New Jersey Transit says Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast Line trains began rolling at 5:30 a.m. Monday. However passengers should expect delays. Port Authority Trans-Hudson trains, ferries and buses are honoring those rail tickets.

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor service is operating on a modified schedule. Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said the device exploded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The FBI was working to disarm the other four devices.

There were no reports of injuries.

Two men reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of a package after finding it near the Elizabeth train station at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

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1:30 a.m.

A New Jersey mayor says one of five devices found in a backpack near a train station has exploded while a bomb squad robot was attempting to disarm it.

Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said that the device exploded shortly after 12:30 a.m. Monday. The FBI was leading the investigation and working to disarm the other four devices.

There were no reports of injuries. Bollwage said to expect more detonations.

Bollwage said two men called police and reported seeing wires and a pipe coming out of a package after finding it around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

New Jersey Transit says service has been suspended between Newark Liberty Airport and Elizabeth. New York’s emergency management department says that New Jersey-bound Amtrak trains are being held at New York Penn Station.

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