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Suspicious backpack found on bus in Koreatown; man held

September 10, 2011 |  9:06 pm

Wilshire - Vermont A man was detained Saturday evening as sheriff's detectives investigated a suspicious backpack belonging to him that was found aboard a bus in Koreatown.

Passengers were evacuated from the bus near Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard as detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Arson/Explosives Detail arrived about 6 p.m., said Lt. Kimberly Unland.

Red Line and Purple Line trains bypassed the Wilshire/Vermont subway station, and buses made detours around the intersection as a precaution.

No other details were immediately available.


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Map shows the intersection near which bus passengers were evacuated. Credit: Mapping L.A.