At approximately 5:33 AM on 6/20/2014, Department of Public Works employees discovered a suspicious package left along the pedestrian sidewalk of the Unquowa Road Railroad overpass.  Fairfield Police conducted an initial assessment and contact MTA police for a bomb detection dog. MTA Police conducted an assessment and contacted CT State Police Bomb unit for further investigation. The CT State police arrived on scene shortly after 7:00 AM, xrayed the object, and determined it was not an explosive. The item was seized by the Fairfield Police for further investigation. Train and vehicular traffic resumed at approximately 8:30 AM

The package has been identified as a school project constructed at nearby Tomlinson Middle School. The owner has been identified. The child inadvertently left the item in the vicinity of the bridge with the intent of returning to retrieve the school project. The account of what transpired has been confirmed. It has been determined that this was an unfortunate accident and there was no malicious intent.

Class project

By Stephen Krauchick

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