An unattended backpack found at the entrance to the Metro Red Line's Hollywood/Western Station prompted an evacuation and street closure today, but a bomb squad determined the backpack did not pose a threat.
The backpack was found around 9:50 a.m. at the station in the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard, according to Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French.
The station was evacuated and a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard was blocked while a bomb squad investigated the backpack. Red Line trains bypassed the station during the investigation.
Police said the area was declared safe after about an hour, and normal train service resumed at the station.
--City News Service