A Metro L train. Photo by John Schreiber.

The sheriff’s bomb squad determined a “suspicious item” found on a Metro L train — formerly the Gold Line — as it pulled into the Monrovia station Saturday afternoon was safe and service slowly resumed.

“It wasn’t an explosive device,” Sheriff’s Transit Services spokesman Ramon Montenegro told City News Service. The area was cleared at about 6:30 p.m.

The item was discovered on the train as it pulled into the station about 3:55 p.m., he said.

“It was suspicious enough to call the Arson/Explosives Detail,” Montenegro said.

The Monrovia station was evacuated and trains stopped at the Duarte Station on the east and Arcadia station on the west, he said.

The train on which the item was found was taken to the Metro yard, and service was expected to gradually return to normal, Montenegro said.

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