Amtrak Train Emergency Response


An Amtrak train that left from Seattle with a final destination of Chicago made an unscheduled stop in Red Wing yesterday.


A call from Amtrak personnel on the train came into the Goodhue County Emergency Communications Center at 2:04 p.m. stating two abnormal packages were found on the train.


The Red Wing Police Department responded at 2:09 p.m., assessed the situation, and then called in additional resources. The Red Wing Fire Department responded at 2:50 p.m.


Public Safety crews secured the area, moved passengers to a safe location, and removed the package. Red Wing Police and Fire confirmed no threat to the community and no injuries reported during the incident.


The Red Wing Police Department released the scene to Amtrak officials at approximately 9:15 p.m.

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