Police: Suspicious packages at Metrolink station safe, made to look like real explosives

BRENTWOOD, MO (KPLR) – Metrolink is running normally again after two suspicious packages were discovered at the Brentwood/Eager Road station Saturday night, leading to delays. Police are calling the incident a “hoax.”

St. Louis County Police and the Brentwood Police Department were called to the MetroLink Eager Road Station around 8:00pm.  Responding officers located two packages near each other on the platform. The station was evacuated and Metro stopped the train system from traveling near the area

The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson squad was called to the scene. After a few hours of investigating, detectives determined the 2 suspicious packages to be safe.

The investigation is still active on how the packages got on the platform because the packages appeared to be a "hoax". It appears the unknown suspect(s) made the packages to resemble explosive devices.

Contact St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.​