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Package that affected trains was school project

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Fairfield police say the suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North Railroad turned out to be a school project.

Police say the project was constructed at nearby Tomlinson Middle School. They say a child inadvertently left the item in the vicinity of a bridge with the intent of returning to retrieve it and there was no malicious intent.

Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan says service was suspended through Fairfield at about 6:15 a.m. Friday in both directions. Service resumed more than two hours later after police investigated.

Metro-North serves 281,000 riders a day in New York and Connecticut and is the nation's second busiest commuter railroad.

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