Raleigh bound train stalled by bomb scare

June 17, 2010 9:46:56 AM PDT
An Amtrak train bound for Raleigh was stalled Thursday morning after suspicious packages were discovered on top of tanker cars in uptown Charlotte.

Officials said they looked at three packages on cars in a rail yard at Tryon Street and 16th Street. That's near Charlotte's Amtrak station.

A bomb squad examined the packages and later decided they were harmless and the all clear was given.

Passengers on the Amtrak Piedmont 74 initially kept on board, but were later allowed off the train.

Officials said the packages may have been left by homeless people.

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