Passenger’s Threat on Metro Blue Line Train Prompts Bomb Squad Response in Willowbrook; 1 Person Detained

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A threat made by a passenger aboard a Blue Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon prompted a temporary service interruption, bomb squad response and a search for a suspicious package in Willowbrook, authorities said.

Authorities respond to Metro’s Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station on May 24, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

One person has been detained, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Ramon Montenegro said about 1 p.m.

The train was searched at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station as a precaution. The train and the person’ backpack were “cleared” by 1:40 p.m., Montenegro said.

A white sheriff’s bomb squad truck had arrived on scene about 1:20 p.m., and multiple other patrol vehicles could be seen, aerial video from Sky5 showed.

Blue Line and Green Line trains skipped the station, Metro said on Twitter. Normal service resumed shortly after 1:40 p.m.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.

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