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Residents in lower Fairfield County were put on notice Friday morning as an Amtrak train that had originated in Boston was stopped and searched in Norwalk, and a second train was searched in Darien.

NORWALK, CT — This article was posted by Michael Dinan. It was reported and written by Harold F. Cobin, Michael Dinan and David Gurliacci.  

Update 8:48 p.m.:

The Boston Police Department moments ago Tweeted: "Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info." CNN is reporting that the suspect is alive and has medical needs, though it isn't clear what those are.

See Watertown, MA Patch for more details.

Update 12:58 p.m.:

Amtrak rail service has been suspended indefinitely between Boston and New York as authorities continue the search for bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The trains are currently operating, however, between Washington DC and New York, Amtrak tweeted Friday.

Amtrak has a rail stop that goes through Connecticut into Massachusetts, with stops in New Haven, Wallingford, Meriden, and Berlin.

Police are still conducting a massive manhunt of Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old Massachusetts resident wanted in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday.
Update 12:12 p.m.:

A second train was stopped at 9:15 a.m. at the Darien railroad station and searched by Darien police and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Emergency Services Unit, Darien police announced this morning.

Bomb-sniffing dogs were used in the search, which took place in connection with the hunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombers.

Darien police released a statement to the public which said, in part:

"The Darien Police Department has increased patrols at both the Darien and Noroton Heights Train Stations in light of the incidents currently unfolding in Boston, MA. [...] Residents and commuters should expect a heavy police presence at our area train stations and should be prepared for potential train delays.  Thank you for your cooperation."

Original article:

Police in Norwalk boarded an Acela train Friday morning at the South Norwalk train station, hours after authorities in Boston—one terminus for the Amtrak line that runs through Norwalk—search for the second suspect in Monday's marathon bombing. Click here for real-time updates on the search.  

At about 10:30 a.m., Connecticut State Police retracted an alert that suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, may be driving a gray Honda CR-V, saying the vehicle had been recovered in Boston.
"All calls regarding this case should be directed to Boston investigators," CT state police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said in a media release. 

An Amtrak Acela train had been stopped in East Norwalk shortly before 9 a.m. Members of Norwalk Police Emergency Services walked through the train without locating the suspect. The train had previously stopped in Providence, RI, and New Haven and New London. An Acela train that originated in Boston at 6:05 a.m. had been scheduled to come through Norwalk around the time that police boarded the train.

MTA officials at 10:43 a.m. reported that upper New Haven Metro-North Railroad trains are operating on or close to schedule after seeing delays of up to 45 minutes earlier in the day due to the police activity.  

The Hour reports that police after giving the all-clear in Norwalk headed for Darien train station.

MAC April 20, 2013 at 04:07 PM
The WARNING by Russia against Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 was "absolute gold," which Obama's policies prevented the FBI from taking seriously!! This is according to a former U.S. Attorney. He said this morning that if the FBI had been allowed to act correctly on this warning, these bombings on Monday would have been prevented! The president is not only derelict in his most essential duty, to PROTECT Americans, but he actively obstructs the prosecution of the "War on TERROR," because he denies that radical Jihadi terrorists exist and want to kill Americans! How can Americans be protected if our military can't, and the "Justice" dept. WON'T call TERRORISTS what they are?! Consider the radical Jihadist who slaughtered many at Ft. Hood--labeled by O "workplace violence"! O refuses to acknowledge that radical Jihadis are our ENEMIES--in fact he invites CAIR and other radical Muslim enablers into the WH, and appoints them to government jobs! His real mouthpiece, David Axelrod, encouraged the idea that "Tax Day" and right-wing extremists were likely responsible for the vile acts perpetrated at the Marathon on Monday. CNN, Esquire and others were absolutely salivating for such to be true, and indulged in disgusting speculation blaming a conservative group or persons! Oh, to live in a nation where our enemies are identified by name and it's considered acceptable in popular discourse to err on the side of insult when speaking of those who are trying to kill us!
Igor April 22, 2013 at 03:44 PM
So if I read this correctly. If enough people disagree with you, then you can get banned? So you are better off expressing yourself with the popular voices and not with your beliefs.
MAC April 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM
D. Tsarnaev swore allegiance to the U.S. on 9/11/2012 when he received U.S. citizenship, and among other things vowed: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; "that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; "that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; ..."and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. "In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature." He is a TRAITOR, because of the vicious, Terrorist murders, maiming and mayhem he committed last week, in contradiction of everything he swore an OATH to some seven months ago! His callous and abominable terrorist attacks are evidence that he turned against the country and Constitution he swore allegiance to, if he did not have "any mental reservation or purpose of evasion" on the day he swore the oath--which is a distinct possibility! Shouldn't such traitors be deemed to have relinquished some of their "rights" of citizenship?


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