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Passenger Claiming He Had a Bomb Causes Temporary Shut Down of Blue Line

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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:

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At around 1 p.m., rail service resumed on the line in both directions.

Authorities say they have detained the suspect, and their investigation into the incident remains ongoing.