NEW JERSEY (FOX 5 NY) - Police and bomb sniffing dogs responded to a report of a suspicious package at the NJ Transit Ridgewood train station Thursday morning. The station was briefly evacuated. NJ Transit says one of its police officers spotted a pair of shoes with what appeared to be a wire under them beneath a bench at 8:45 a.m.
Officials determined the shoes did not pose a threat and service resumed with delays after 10 a.m. The station serves the Main/Bergen and Port Jervis lines to New York City.
Residual delays continued.
Main/Bergen and Port Jervis line service has resumed in both directions, following earlier police activity near Ridgewood station. (1/2)— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) September 22, 2016
Trains are delayed up to 60 min in both directions. NJT bus & private carries are still accepting rail tickets and passes system-wide. (2/2)
— NJ TRANSIT (@NJTRANSIT) September 22, 2016