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Man Arrested For Making Bomb Threat on Metrolink Train

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An unidentified man has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made yesterday that led to the evacuation and search of a Metrolink train at the Burbank station.

The incident took place just after Noon on Tuesday, when a 53-year-old man allegedly told a woman there was a bomb on the commuter train, according to City News Service. That woman informed the conductor, who contacted authorities while the train was arriving at the Burbank station, where the train remained for about 90 minutes while authorities conducted a full search.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s bomb squad "did a full sweep on the train, and everything was clear,” said Metrolink spokesman Jeff Lustgarten, according to the Burbank Leader.

About four dozen passengers were taken off the train to accommodate the search, said Metrolink. During the search, other Metrolink trains were consequently delayed.

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The suspect, who hails from Lancaster, was arrested on a warrant, however the details of the allegations in the warrant have not been made available.