UPDATE, 7:50 p.m.: Downtown Santa Monica Station has reopened and trains are resuming regular service.
UPDATE, 3:43 p.m.: Due to area street closures, bus shuttle boarding location in DTSM is now at 5th and Broadway. Downtown Santa Monica Station remains closed as investigation of the deputy-involved shooting continues. For shuttles from 17th St/SMC, board at 17th and Colorado.
EXPO LINE: Downtown Santa Monica Station closed due to police activity, trains turning back at 17th/SMC Station. Follow announcements pic.twitter.com/ud10BMOtMn
— Metro (@metrolosangeles) October 4, 2016
The Expo Line Downtown Santa Monica Station is currently closed due to a shooting involving a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy. Trains are turning back at 17th St/SMC Station, and bus shuttles are in service to help customers complete their trip until LASD completes their investigation. Shuttles are picking up from Downtown Santa Monica Station at 4th and Colorado.
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10/4/16 12:45pm #LASD deputy involved shooting. Santa Monica PAX,
suspect struck by gunfire, deputies not injured. Stay clear of area. pic.twitter.com/9hbQhw2kQs
— LA County Sheriff’s (@LASDHQ) October 4, 2016
Categories: Service Alerts
Due to the incompetence of the MTA and the Sheriff’s Department, you lost a near-lifelong rider who has used the system faithfully since 2003.
That’s how miserable last night was.
Pretty dramatic. What do expect when you have a stabbing and a shooting at a station – to just walk by and get on your train. LOL. Just take an uber to the next station or if it was just me, I’d walk. It is only 13-14 blocks.
It’s miserable on a regular day
News is currently saying the man attempted to stab one deputy, and then another who opened fire. Not may other details yet: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-shot-deputy-santa-monica-metro-20161004-snap-story.html
I can imagine the platform at 17th St might be a bit small to handle the end-of-the line passenger unloading. You guys may want to consider running your shuttle between all three SM stations if Downtown has to close in the future, so people have the option of exiting the train at 26th St where there’s more space.