LIRR service has been restored after police found a suspicious package near the Merrick train station, according to MTA officials.
LIRR representatives said a suspicious package was found near the Merrick LIRR station after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Trains were briefly suspended on the Babylon and Montauk branches as police investigated the incident, officials said.
Service was restored as of 3:42 p.m. Tuesday.
Police did not confirm where the package was found but said it was found in the vicinity of the Merrick station.
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