Gold Line Emergency

At about 6 p.m. Monday the intersection at Mission Street and Meridian Avenue in South Pasadena became a massive traffic jam when the Gold Line train deposited scores of passengers after reports of a suspicious package in Pasadena forced the train to be rerouted, according to law enforcement sources. The suspicious package was reported to be located in Pasadena not So Pas, police said.
The Gold line that usually travels into Pasadena was turned around and forced to head back into South Pasadena because of the reports in the late afternoon, law enforcement sources said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department made the call to reroute the train as a precaution. Passengers were still being diverted at the Mission and Meridian Gold Line site as of this posting. Traffic is at a near standstill.
The investigation is ongoing.
Stay tuned to the South Pasadena Review for further details of this unfolding situation. 
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Steve Whitmore is the editor for the South Pasadena Review. Steve has spent more than four decades as an award-winning print and broadcast journalist with a 16-year stint as the senior media advisor for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Steve comes to us from the Keene Sentinel in Keene, New Hampshire, where he covered politics and was a columnist.