Man faces terror charge after fake bomb is found on L.A. bus
Eugenio Paredes was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats and possession of a hoax explosive device, according to the department. The device was contained in a suitcase.
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.
-- Tony Barboza and Shelby Grad
Map: The intersection near which bus passengers were evacuated. Credit: Mapping L.A.