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Suspicious package at Union Station prompts evacuation

December 13, 2011 |  5:43 pm

Photo: A suspicious package found on the Red Line train Tueday triggered a partial shut down of Union Station. Credit: KTLA-TVLaw enforcement authorities were evacuating people from Union Station on Tuesday evening after a suspicious package was found on a Red Line train, the Sheriff's Department said.

The package was found about 4:50 p.m., prompting authorities to stop the train and begin clearing the station during the start of the evening rush-hour commute.

Arson and explosives investigators were responding. It was unclear how long the station would be closed.

Major delays were reported on the Red and Purple lines between Union Station and the Civic Center station, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.

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Photo: A suspicious package found on a Red Line train Tuesday led authorities to evacuate people from Union Station. Credit: KTLA-TV

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