The Los Angeles Police Department held a news conference this morning to announce they arrested a person suspected of leaving three incendiary devices in a B (Red) Line station last Friday, July 30. The LAPD worked closely with Metro and its contract security staff to safely remove the devices, conduct an immediate investigation and make an arrest.
Metro has issued an official statement on this incident:
“This incident serves as a stark reminder that we all must continue to be hyper-vigilant in observing and reporting suspicious activity whenever and wherever we see it on the Metro system. Our customers play a key role in this partnership. If you see something, say something. Riders are encouraged to report any suspicious activities by calling Transit Watch at (888) 950-SAFE or by using Metro’s Transit Watch App available on iPhone and Android platforms.”
LAPD officials told the media today that there was no evidence of any ties to domestic terrorism. The station was closed for about 90 minutes while the bomb squad cleared the devices.