Update: Explosives Team Identifies 'Suspicious Package' as Bus Part

A possible bomb found on a Metro bus caused traffic to be closed in the Warner Center area of Woodland Hills.

What was at first described as a suspicious package, which caused traffic to be closed in parts of Woodland Hills' Warner Center Monday morning, turned out to be just part of a seat on the bus, according to Los Angeles Sheriff's Department officials.

The LASD's arson and explosives team investigated the "package" on the bus, which was on Owensmouth Avenue between Erwin and Oxnard streets, not far from the Warner Center transit hub.

Traffic was closed on Owesnmouth from about 9 a.m. to about 10:30 a.m., when the bus was given the all clear.

Pat Lukes January 29, 2013 at 01:26 AM
Don Jagg February 02, 2013 at 07:53 PM
Six local and four commuter bus lines interrupted because someone decided that a part of the bus seat was a bomb? It takes about about four levels on law enforcement before you get to the bomb squad and no one at either level could stop the escalation of the incident until we have the bomb squad on scene, All traffic blocked and 100's of people missing work, appointments, etc because a major transportation hub is shut down, because someone decided that a bus seat is a bomb. Did anyone even stop to think to ask Metro? Luckily, someone applied common sense before the bomb squad blew up the entire bus in order to render it "safe". I really hope someone takes a very serious look at this. We are running around chasing our tails, telling ourselves that we're just trying to be safe. This is about as ridiculous as two years ago when all Metrolink trains were stopped on the SB line because a bag of rotten hamburger was lying on the tracks and after four days, someone decided that it looked "suspicious".
Pat Lukes February 06, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Thanks for the carefully thought out post. I so agree with you. Common sense will always prevail...all we need to do is find it first.


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