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Briefcase Left On SEPTA Train Blown To Bits

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(A SEPTA Regional Rail train.  File photo by John Ostapkovich)

(A SEPTA Regional Rail train. File photo by John Ostapkovich)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A briefcase was blown to pieces after it was left behind on a SEPTA regional rail train last night.

An unattended briefcase was discovered by a SEPTA crew on the Lansdale line at about 9:30. SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern says the crew alerted authorities who came to investigate the suspicious package.

“SEPTA and Lansdale Police officers responded to the scene. They removed the case from the train and determined that there was nothing harmful, no explosive devices.” But they blow it up anyway. Redfern says it was done as a precaution.

The entire incident took about an hour to resolve and caused come minor delays.

Reported by Mike Dougherty, KYW Newsradio 1060

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