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Metro rail station reopens after bomb scare

June 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspicious package scare briefly shut down the Metro Rail Red Line in Hollywood at around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday.At around 4:30 p.m., the station and all surrounding streets were reopened and police left the scene, stating that no suspicious package was found at the station.

An MTA spokesman said that a patron reported seeing someone carrying what appeared to be a pipe bomb.

LAPD's bomb squad investigated the situation in the underground station with aid from bomb sniffing dogs.

Sunset Boulevard and Vermont Avenue were closed and traffic was diverted from the scene. Patrons were shuttled in buses to their intended destinations.


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