Police respond to report of suspicious device in Long Beach

Two streets in Long Beach were closed and operations were halted on a section of the A subway line after a suspicious device was reported Monday afternoon.

Long Beach Police Department spokesman Brandon Fahey said officers responded at around 3:20 p.m. to the 2400 block of Long Beach Boulevard, where a person at a construction site reported seeing a suspicious device.

Police evacuated the area and closed Long Beach Boulevard between East Hill and East Willow streets and 25th Street between Elm Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard, Fahey said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s bomb squad was at the scene, he said.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Shortly after 4 p.m., train service on the A Line — formerly known as the Metro Blue Line — had been suspended on Long Beach Boulevard between Willow Street and Pacific Coast Highway stations.

According to the agency, bus shuttles were requested.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-26/long-beach-boulevard-closed-train-service-disrupted-following-suspicious-device-call Police respond to report of suspicious device in Long Beach

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