Metra trains running again after suspicious package incident secured

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Firefighters have secured the scene after a suspicious package was found on a Metra Electric District platform Wednesday morning in the South Loop, halting at least seven trains, authorities said.

The incident happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday near Michigan Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Chicago police and fire department responded to the scene to investigate.

Police said the package appeared to be a cooler and pedestrians were being directed away from that area.

Metra train riders should expect residual delays.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report

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