Suspicious package taped to railroad tracks, road has reopened

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The railroad crossing at Country Club Road near Edison reopened after a bomb squad robot removed a suspicious package that was taped to the railroad tracks.

A South Shore employee found the suspicious box around 12:30 p.m. Friday and called police.

St. Joseph County Police responded to the scene and closed off Country Club Road.

Right after the package was found, an Indiana State Police bomb squad dog that was in the area responded and checked out the package. The dog did not alert on the package.

Elkhart Police's bomb squad responded to the scene.

The bomb squad's robot removed the package from the railroad tracks and placed it into a container.

Once the package was the in the container and removed from the scene, police also left the scene.

Country Club Road reopened around 3:30 p.m.

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