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