EDISON, N.J. – A bomb scare stopped a New York-bound Amtrak train in its tracks during the Thursday morning commute, officials said.
All train traffic was held at Edison station at 9:15 a.m. after a customer told an Amtrak crew member he heard a passenger talk about having an explosive device in his back pack, officials said. The train was headed to New York Penn Station.
Police with New Jersey Transit and Amtrak responded to the scene. Trains began rolling again about 10 minutes later.
No one has been taken into custody and the investigation remains active, officials said.
Investigators are looking for the individual who made the comment and are scouring video taken aboard the train.
The incident comes days after ISIS-related terrorists bombed a subway station and airport in Brussels, killing dozens and injuring hundreds more and putting the world on high-alert for potential copycat attacks.