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Bag Check at Hollywood Subway Station Ends in Arrest of 1 Man

The sign at Hollywood/Vine this morning | Photo by Rick Tait
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No bombs or explosives were found this morning during a random bag check at the Hollywood & Vine Metro station, but one young male was arrested for impersonating a peace officer by carrying fake police IDs and carrying a replica gun. "Though we may be looking for one type of criminal element, we have a tendency to find something else," Sgt. Leo Bauer told us in an e-mail.

All in all, today's two-hour operation that began at 7:30 a.m. ended with approximately 1,000 people being screened or checked for valid fare. "Those that had their baggage screened were done according to criteria previously reviewed and authorized under Case Law," Bauer said.