LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Service along the Metro Green Line was disrupted Wednesday morning due to a “suspicious vehicle” parked at a station near LAX, authorities said.
An unoccupied white van was reportedly seen at 8:10 a.m. in the parking lot of the Aviation/LAX Green Line station near Aviation Boulevard and 115th Street in the Westchester area, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.READ MORE: DEA Warns Of Aggressive Scammers Texting Fake FBI Badges To Extort Money, Steal Personal Information
Deputies were called in after a Metro customer passed by and saw something unusual inside, CBS2/KCAL9’s Jeff Nguyen reported.
Traffic was diverted away from the area, and a section of the Century (105) Freeway was closed for more than an hour.
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A Sheriff’s bomb squad used a robot to examine the vehicle and found a large container with liquids, clear hoses and wires that were unexplained, Nguyen reported.
The scene was declared safe around 9:45 a.m., officials said.
Traffic lanes along the 105 Freeway and closed surface streets reopened shortly afterward. Green Line light rail service also resumed after being suspended in the area.MORE NEWS: Driver Killed In Fiery Wreck On 60 Freeway In Hacienda Heights Despite 'Heroic' Efforts Of Good Samaritan
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