The device was found on the Metro Red Line tracks. That part of the station was evacuated, and the Red and Purple Lines were shut down while the bomb squad moved in to investigate.
"At 2:43 p.m. there was a suspicious package," said Metro employee Luis Inzunza. "The sheriff's cleared the station. We waited for the bomb squad. They looked at the situation, and it turned out it wasn't a bomb. So it was cleared."
The device was found to be harmless. By 5 p.m. Metro service was returned to normal.