It’s finally all clear in downtown Los Angeles, but don’t expect to drive anywhere too quickly.
Downtown Los Angeles was a commuter’s nightmare Thursday afternoon as freeway ramps were shut, a major Metro subway station was closed for hours and a bomb squad was called out due to an unattended suspicious package.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Arson-Explosives Unit detonated the item about 5 p.m. — there was no immediate word on what it contained — and the Metro station was reopened.
While any possible danger ended, afternoon rush-hour traffic was still snarled as officers had been directing vehicles around the area since the unattended package was reported just before 2 p.m. at the Metro station at Seventh and Flower streets, according to Los Angeles police.
The Harbor (110) Freeway north- and southbound on- and off-ramps at Sixth and Seventh streets were also closed for several hours for precautionary reasons, according to the CHP.
Despite everything being reopened, officials expected traffic wouldn’t be moving easily until later Thursday evening.
–Staff and wire reports
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