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Suspicious package found in jumper’s backpack in Queens deemed safe: NYPD

Posted at 7:51 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 10:32:45-04

OZONE PARK, Queens — A suspicious package found in a jumper's backpack in Queens has been deemed safe, NYPD Counterterrorism officials said.

A man was struck by a train in Queens July 26, 2019. (AIR11)

According to police, a 68-year-old man jumped in front of the train at 80th Street in Ozone Park around 6:45 a.m., police said.

He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition, police said.

When authorities arrived on scene, they collected the man's backpack and found a thermos and an object wrapped in cellophane and tubular with wires, authorities told PIX11's James Ford.

The NYPD's Bomb Squad arrived on scene and deemed the package safe.

As police investigation was underway, service on the A line was temporarily suspended in both directions between Euclid Av and Lefferts Blvd/Howard Beach. Service has since resumed, but commuters should expect residual delays.

PIX11's James Ford was at the scene.

AIR11 was over the scene.