Charlotte train station evacuated, bomb squad called out

Charlotte, NC - CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte Amtrak station has been evacuated after a suspicious item was found on a train.

Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero says Norfolk Southern Police asked them to evacuate the entire facility at 1914 N. Tryon St. after the suspicious items were found on top of three tankers aboard a train around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officers and the Bomb Squad have been called out to the Charlotte Amtrak station to help in the investigation.

The affected train is Train 73 from Raleigh to Charlotte, which had 47 passengers on board.

According to police, the train has only been in Charlotte for a short time.

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