Child's School Project Forces Metro-North Suspension: Police

NBC 4 New York Facebook fans pointed out the box looked strangely like Bender from "Futurama"

By Jonathan Dienst
|  Friday, Jun 20, 2014  |  Updated 2:41 PM EDT
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Child's School Project Forces Metro-North Suspension: Police

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NBC 4 New York Facebook fans pointed out the box (right) looked strangely like Bender from "Futurama" (left).

The suspicious package that caused delays of up to two hours on Metro-North Railroad Friday morning turned out to be a school project, police say.

Fairfield, Connecticut police say the box was a school project that a child who attends nearby Tomlinson Middle School inadvertently left on the overpass near the Fairfield station.

NBC 4 New York obtained a picture of the abandoned box (above inset right); it appeared someone had attached clock hands to it and painted some sort of mask with what looked like small black pupils above it. NBC 4 New York Facebook fans pointed out the box looked strangely like Bender from "Futurama."  

A bomb squad was called in, and the all clear was given a short time later.

Service was suspended through Fairfield for about two hours while authorities investigated.

Train service between Stamford and Grand Central terminal was not affected.

 

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