Reports: Bridgeport police searching for juvenile escapee

September 27, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — Reports indicated city cops are checking trains at the Bridgeport train station for a juvenile suspect Wednesday evening.

The hunt for the suspect began around 8:30 p.m. Reports indicated he had gotten out of the juvenile detention center on Housatonic Avenue.

One officer told the police dispatcher that four trains were being held at the tracks while police tried to figure out of the juvenile was on any of the trains. Reports indicated the juvenile was from New Haven and police were concerned he was trying to head back in that direction.

There was no word from Metro-North Railroad on any potential delays caused by the police activity as of 9 p.m. Wednesday. But by 9:03 p.m., an officer told the dispatcher that the trains checked clear.

But at 9:10 p.m., Metro-North confirmed the delays.

“New Haven Line service is experiencing delays due to police activity in the vicinity of Bridgeport. As more info becomes available we will notify you as soon as possible,” a tweet said.

Unclear on what charges or for what incident the juvenile was being held at the facility.

Police did not immediately respond to request for confirmation or comment.

This story will be updated.

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