LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Metro Red Line in downtown Los Angeles was shut down for a few hours Friday morning after a suspicious package was reportedly found.

The item was reported to be seen around 5:40 a.m. under a staircase on the Red Line platform at Olive and 5th streets, sheriff’s officials said.

READ MORE: Pelicans Top Clippers Again, 123-104; Valanciunas Scores Career-High 39,

The bomb squad was called to the scene to investigate.

READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times

The station was reopened and the Red Line resumed service at 8:45 a.m.

MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening

No further details were released.