GOLD LINE: Light Rail Skips Station Due to Police Activity

Workers displayed the Kinkisharyo P3010 rail cars at the Azusa Downtown Station Saturday, September 19. The rail cars are assembled in Palmdale, California. Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

UPDATE, 10:12 a.m.: The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has concluded their response to the suspicious item at the Monrovia Gold Line Station.

The Sheriff’s Arson/Explosives Division inspected the package. It’s unclear how the suspicious object was handled, but deputies have given an all clear to allow traffic to and from the station. Trains are now rolling to Monrovia, according to broadcast traffic.

PREVIOUS: The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has shut down the Gold Line Station in Monrovia Monday morning due to a suspicious package.

Light rail service is skipping the Monrovia Station until the situation is resolved. The Sheriff’s Arson/Explosives unit is en route, according to Sheriff’s broadcast traffic.

LA Metro began alerting riders to the change in service about an hour ago. Buses have been requested to shuttle riders to other stations, Metro reported.

Deputies have evacuated many businesses around the 1600 block of California Avenue.

Deputies have also been called for crowd control at the Duarte and Arcadia stations.

This story will continue to be updated as information becomes available.