NORWALK (CBSLA.com/AP) — Metrolink train service was shut down Thursday morning after a suspicious package was found chained to a post near a Metrolink station.
Officials received reports of suspicious packages found around 7:25 a.m. at the Metrolink Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station along Imperial Highway just east of Bloomfield Avenue, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesperson.READ MORE: Probe Underway Following Deputy-Involved Shooting In Palmdale
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All train service at the station was stopped as dogs inspected the packages. The packages were “rendered safe” and the station was reopened around 9:50 a.m., authorities said.
Metrolink spokesman Scott Johnson says the owner of the track, BNSF Railway, issued the shutdown order when the package or packages were discovered. Johnson says the freight operator did not share details like location or description.MORE NEWS: Three Takeaways From Dodgers 2021 Season, NLCS
The lines affected include the Orange County line from Los Angeles to Oceanside and the line between Riverside and Los Angeles. Johnson says between 10 and 12 trains are stopped but all are at stations either east or west of Norwalk.
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