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Passenger Claiming He Had a Bomb Causes Temporary Shut Down of Blue Line
Service in both directions on the Metro Blue Line between Del Amo Boulevard and Willow Street was disrupted midday Friday after a passenger indicated he had a bomb and was going to blow up the train.
Authorities confirmed the story with the Long Beach Press-Telegram, and noted the incident began just after noon.
Metro reported via Twitter that there was an incident and service disruptions:
Blue Line disruption due to police activity at Del Amo station. Follow announcements. ^ST— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) November 23, 2012
Blue Line disruption btwn Willow + Del Amo due to police activity. Wardlow is closed. Bus shuttles requested. Follow announcements. ^ST— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) November 23, 2012
At around 1 p.m., rail service resumed on the line in both directions.
Blue Line resuming normal service to all stns; earlier issue resolved. Upcoming Advisories: http://t.co/dkK1KJ1C http://t.co/seC8Xopz ^ST— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) November 23, 2012
Authorities say they have detained the suspect, and their investigation into the incident remains ongoing.
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