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Suspicious package on tracks disrupts Red Line service at Union Station

April 10, 2011 |  5:11 pm

A suspicious package found on the tracks of the MTA’s Red Line at Union Station forced authorities to disrupt  service for a few hours Sunday afternoon.

A bomb squad from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department responded to the transportation hub after the package was discovered about 2:45 on the line’s northbound tracks, said MTA spokesman Luis Inzunza.  Details about the package were not immediately available.

At 4:45 p.m. sheriff’s officials determined the package was harmless and service returned to normal.

While the bomb technicians worked, service on the Red Line operated between North Hollywood and the Civic Center station.  Other trains that serve Union Station, including Amtrak, were not affected. 

-- Joel Rubin