Bomb squads react after 3 ‘suspicious packages’ found on FrontRunner trains

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FARMINGTON, Utah, July 7, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are investigating after three “suspicious packages” were found on FrontRunner trains in Utah and Davis counties.

According to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky, officials believe that the three packages were placed between 2 and 3 p.m. Saturday.

One was discovered on a train at the Provo Station by a cleaning crew. It was removed to the platform.

A second was found on a train inbound to the Provo Station, and also was removed.

The Provo Station was evacuated, and the bomb squad and K-9s were brought in.

The third package was found on a train that arrived at the Farmington Station, Arky said in a written statement. Again, a bomb crew and K-9s were called in.

Bus bridges were set up to service all affected locations.

As of about 5 p.m., bomb investigators had determined none of the packages contained explosives.

Bus bridges have been discontinued, and FrontRunner is now working to get back on its regular schedule, Arky said.

Investigators will be reviewing surveillance video in an attempt to identify the person or people who placed the suspicious packages.

Gephardt Daily will provide additional information as it becomes available.


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