Police investigate three suspicious packages found on FrontRunner Trains

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UPDATE: Surveillance systems helped identify the man in his 20’s who left the three packages said UTA spokesperson Carl Arky. 

During an interview with authorities the man disclosed why he placed the packages on the trains. Because this is an active investigation those details are not being released at this time. 

One package contained papers, one a flashlight with no batteries and the other legos. 


FARMINGTON, Utah (News4Utah) – Three packages were placed on three separate FrontRunner trains Saturday afternoon between 2-3 p.m. says Carl Arky UTA spokesperson.

One was discovered by UTA’s cleaning crew at the Provo station and removed to the platform.  Another was discovered on a train inbound to the Provo station officials say.

Provo station was evacuated until the bomb squad and k-9 unit could be called in. 

Authorities say the third package was discovered at Farmington station. Farmington bomb squad and bomb sniffing dogs were called in to investigate the scene.

Officers have determined the packages were not a threat to the public and are now looking at video to try and determine the person or persons who placed the three packages on the trains.  

FrontRunner service was delayed while the authorities dealt with the situations in Provo and Farmington.  Operations are winding down at both stations and FrontRunner is gradually resuming operation.  

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