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Posted on: November 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Amtrak Incident in Red Wing, MN

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For Immediate Release 

Red Wing Police Chief Gordon Rohr 651.267.2612
Red Wing Fire Chief Mike Warner 651.385.3695 

(November 18, 2021, Red Wing, Minn.) — An Amtrak train that left from Seattle with a final destination of Chicago made an unscheduled stop in Red Wing yesterday. 

A call from Amtrak personnel on the train came into the Goodhue County Emergency Communications Center at 2:04 p.m. stating two abnormal packages were found on the train. The Red Wing Police Department responded at 2:09 p.m., assessed the situation, and then called in additional resources. The Red Wing Fire Department responded at 2:50 p.m. 

Public Safety crews secured the area, moved passengers to a safe location, and removed the package. Red Wing Police and Fire confirmed no threat to the community and no injuries reported during the incident. 

The Red Wing Police Department released the scene to Amtrak officials at approximately 9:15 p.m. Please direct any further questions to Amtrak at 800.562.1904 or https://media.amtrak.com/

Thank you to the emergency crews that managed the incident. They include the Red Wing Police Department, Red Wing Fire Department, Goodhue County Sheriff Office, St. Paul Bomb Squad, Rochester Fire Department and Hazardous Materials Regional Response Team, Canadian Pacific Rail, and Amtrak authorities. Red Wing Public Works, Hiawatha Valley Transit, and Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) provided additional support. 

The City of Red Wing is dedicated to creating a sustainable, healthy, accessible, resilient, and equitable community where every person feels at home.

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