UPDATE: Suspicious Package Found at Metro Blue Line Station in Long Beach Rendered Safe

UPDATE  |  A suspicious package found in a bike locker at the Metro Blue Line’s Wardlow Station in Long Beach Thursday was rendered safe, according to Ramon Montenegro, PIO for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Policing Division.

Following the discovery of the package by a Metro maintenance employee who was servicing the bike lockers, the LASD first sent their Canine Services Detail, which “did not get a positive hit,” followed by their Arson Explosives Detail, which rendered what looked like a suspicious device, as safe.

Previously: Suspicious Package Found at Long Beach Metro Blue Line Station Thursday Afternoon

The Long Beach Metro Blue Line station at Wardlow was closed this afternoon after a suspicious package was found in a bike locker. Video courtesy of Duke Givens. Read more: lbpo.st/1ZV6r4N

Posted by Long Beach Post on Thursday, June 16, 2016

Video courtesy of Duke Givens.

6/16/16 at 5:28PM: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Transit Policing Division personnel cordoned off the Metro Blue Line’s Wardlow Station in Long Beach Thursday afternoon after a suspicious package was found, according to Metro officials.

The suspicious package was found in a bike locker just before 4:00PM, said Metro spokesman Marc Littman.

Metro buses were shuttling passengers between the Del Amo Station and the Willow Station while authorities investigated the scene.

Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officials responded to the scene at 3:40PM to assist LASD with their investigation, said LBPD spokeswoman Marlene Arrona.

Authorities were clearing the scene at about 5:00PM, she said.

No additional information was available at this time.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.
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