‘Suspicious’ Vehicle Near LAX Prompts Temporary Suspension of Metro Green Line Service

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A suspicious vehicle near Los Angeles International Airport prompted authorities to temporarily shut down a Metro station and a portion of the Green Line on Wednesday morning, authorities said.

A bomb squad robot approaches a suspicious vehicle at LAX on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

A bomb squad robot approaches a suspicious vehicle at LAX on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Deputies and a K-9 unit were dispatched to the Aviation/LAX station around 8:10 a.m. after a passerby reported seeing a suspicious-looking vehicle in the parking lot, according to Ramon Montenegro, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Transit Division.

An arson explosives team responded to the area after the vehicle was deemed "suspicious," which in turn resulted in Green Line service being shut down between the Mariposa and Hawthorne/Lennox stations, Montenegro said.

A robot was deployed and appeared to be checking the back of a white van, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

At around 9:30 a.m., the robot appeared to shoot something into the van, which resulted in glass from the vehicle shattering and blowing out.

Less than 30 minutes later, Metro tweeted that the "earlier issue" had been cleared and the Green Line would begin resuming normal operations.

Additionally, buses that had been ordered to shuttle passengers were canceled.

The 105 Freeway at Sepulveda Boulevard and transition roads between the 105 and 405 freeways -- which were also briefly closed -- have been reopened, the California Highway Patrol tweeted shortly after 10 a.m.

No further information about the incident was immediately available.

KTLA's Justin Burton contributed to this story.