Metra police find no bombs after reports of suspicious package at maintenance facility

The Kensington Yard District facility, at 12231 S Indiana Ave., was evacuated after an employee reported a “suspicious package,” to Metra Police.

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Police are responding to a call of a “suspicious package” Jan. 15, 2021 at a Metra facility.

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A Metra maintenance facility on the Far South Side was evacuated Friday as police investigated a possible bomb threat.

An employee reported a “suspiciouspackage” at the Kensington Yard District facility, at 12231 S Indiana Ave., Metra officials said.

A Chicago police K9 unit was called to that block about 2:45 p.m. to investigate a telephone threat, a police spokeswoman said.

After searching the area, police found no bomb and issued an all-clear alert about 7 p.m., Metra officials said.

All Metra Electric trains near the building were initially stopped but began operating again with delays around 4 p.m.

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