Friday, April 19, 2013
UPDATE Police searched and cleared a Boston to New York Amtrak Acela train stopped near East Norwalk today after a passenger alerted authorities that the wanted Boston bombing suspect might be aboard, police said.
A police broadcast at about 8:20 a.m. said the train, first said to be stopped somewhere between Westport and Norwalk, was possibly carrying the wanted Boston bombing suspect, identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19. The alert came from a passenger, according to police.
Norwalk and MTA police searched the train near the East Norwalk train station close to Fort Point St. but found no one, Norwalk police said. Later, police also searched a train in Darien, also with no suspect found, according to police.
Extra police units were dispatched to the Westport station when the initial report came in. They staged there ready to assist Norwalk and MTA police. Meanwhile, a Metro-North train was stranded in Westport while police put a “hold” on all train travel.
Enter your email address to get WestportNow.com delivered to your inbox:
Powered by FeedBlitz
(Click image to resume)
Click for ConnDOT View
Good shot, he’s practicing for Tokyo :)by Jean Marie Wiesen
Celery Root/Knob/Celeriac-so important in Northern European (cold weather)…by Chef Tor Sporre
Always baffling to see one-car accidents such as…by Paul Bradshaw
Very excited! Have tried Donut Crazy at Nom-eez…by Ellen Bowen
Reader nominations welcome:
Burb Man: Brian Rutter
CT News Junkie
Fairfield Co. Real Estate
Friends of Westport Parks/Rec
Geek the Library
Kosher Like Me
Much Ado About Stuffing
Nancy on Norwalk
Nina Pomeroy Photography
Our Town Crier
Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
Sherwood Island Friends
Taking the Kids
Westport Weather Website
Who, What, When-and Y
Suggest a Westport-area blog by sending email to: