Update, 9 p.m.: Police have cleared Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, and trains are resuming service between Wilshire/Vermont and 7th Street/Metro Center. Metro Red and Purple Line will follow the planned maintenance schedule until close of service, with trains arriving very 20 minutes and Purple Line ONLY running between Wilshire/Western-Wilshire/Vermont.
Red and Purple Line service was disrupted this evening at approximately 6:10 p.m. due to police activity at Westlake/MacArthur Park Station. Authorities requested Metro de-energize the track at the station in order for police to investigate three suspicious objects left on the tracks by a trespasser. Due to the configuration of the electrified rail in the area, service has been suspended between Wilshire/Vermont and 7th Street/Metro Center while surveillance and removal of the objects takes place.
Customers traveling between Wilshire/Vermont and 7th Street/Metro Center tonight will need to use alternate routes until the incident is clear and train service is restored. Additionally, riders should expect delays on the segments of the Red and Purple Line that remain open, due to the disruption. Metrolink customers please be advised that more time will be required to make connections at Union Station.
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