The incident was reported in the Red Line subway tunnel near Hollywood and Sunset boulevards shortly before 6 a.m. after a man was discovered dead, according to Metro officials.
The identity of the victim was not yet released. The 40 passengers in the Union Station-bound train were not injured and were removed from the subway train.
RED LINE UPDATE: bus shuttles replace trains between Hollywood/Vine-Vermont/Santa Monica. Follow announcements pic.twitter.com/Z5jg2ONSCs— Metro Rider Alerts (@metrolaalerts) February 5, 2017
The incident prompted a disruption of service between the Hollywood and Vine stop and Vermont and Santa Monica stop. Metro said bus shuttles were requested and replaced trains in that route. It was unclear how long the transit closure would last.
The Red Line was also experiencing 10 minute delays due to the incident.