ELIZABETH, NJ – Many heard the explosion early Monday morning in the area near the Elizabeth train station, where it was reported earlier that a suspicious package was found to possibly contain a pipe bomb. According to sources, the blast went off as a bomb robot was examining a device inside the package under the train tracks at around 12:40 a.m. Sources said that police suspect that there may be more bombs inside the package.
Elizabeth Police, NJ Transit Police, Union County Police, State Police and the FBI are still at the scene investigating.
According to New Jersey Transit, train service on both the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coastline was suspended between Elizabeth and Newark Liberty International Airport until early Monday morning. As of 9 a.m. on Mon., Sept. 19, train service had resumed normal weekday service, with delays.
The Morris & Essex line is reporting delays, "due to earlier police activity in Elizabeth" according to the Travel Alert on the New Jersey Transit website.