Cartoonish School Project Shuts Down Metro-North Train Service for 2 Hours

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    NBC 4 New York and Al Gordon
    This is the box that caused the suspension on Metro-North Service on Friday morning.

    The suspicious package that suspended service on Metro-North this morning was a school project, the Associated Press reports.

    Fairfield police say a child created the project at the nearby Tomlinson Middle School and inadvertently left it near the bridge, according to the AP.

    The child intended to return to retrieve it and there was no malicious intent, according to police.

    NBC 4 New York obtained a picture of the abandoned box that led to the police presence and delays (you can see it above.) It had clock hands and a face painted on it.

    A bomb squad responded to the site and cleared the scene a short time later.

    Service on Metro-North and Amtrak train service was suspended through Fairfield from around 6:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

    There were also residual delays before service was back on schedule.