Metra Electric line resumes normal service after police investigation in South Shore

The transit authority stopped trains on the Metra Electric line about 7:10 p.m. after an employee noticed a wire on the tracks near 71st Street and Bennett Avenue, a Metra spokesperson said.

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Metra Electric service was disrupted for over an hour Wednesday evening for a bomb scare on the tracks in South Shore

The transit authority stopped trains on the Metra Electric line about 7:10 p.m. after an employee noticed a wire on the tracks near 71st Street and Bennett Avenue, a Metra spokesperson said.

Metra police called the Chicago Police Department’s bomb squad, which investigated the scene and declared it safe after no threat was found, officials said.

A spokesperson previously said trains were stopped due to a trespasser on the tracks.

Trains were running normally by 8:50 p.m., officials said.

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