ST. CLAIR COUNTY — MetroLink trains were halted briefly Tuesday while police investigated a canvas bag that had been left at a train platform in Swansea.
The bag seemed suspicious, police said, because it had wires showing at the top. The bag was found about 9 a.m.
The St. Clair County sheriff's office brought in a police dog trained in detecting explosives. Residents of a nearby senior housing complex were told to stay inside while the bag was examined.
The dog's handler determined the bag was safe. The wires were part of an electric hand tool and electrical cord and were not dangerous, police said.
Train service resumed about 9:40 a.m.
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