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Concerned Train Rider Calls In Suspicious Boxes. Then, This

The 6-foot-tall boxes at a New York station weren't so dangerous after all
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2019 12:30 PM CST
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A train at the station in New Rochelle, NY.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – A good Samaritan caused quite a stir Monday by reporting suspicious boxes that turned out to contain machinery used to report suspicious boxes, Fox News reports. The train rider noticed them at New Rochelle station in New York state—about 25 miles from New York City—and used a new intercom system to notify authorities. The Westchester County bomb squad and Metropolitan Transportation Authority canine unit swung into action while train service was partly cut off, per CNN. But responders soon saw that the 6-foot-tall boxes contained equipment for the intercom systems. Seems someone left the boxes there by mistake. "At least the MTA knows their system works," quips NBC New York. (This train story didn't end nearly so well.)

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