Train station shut after apparent mercury spill
A downtown train station was closed for more than 12 hours Saturday after a small amount of what appeared to be mercury was found on a passenger platform, authorities said
The Pershing Square station, which serves the Metro Red Line, was closed about 7 a.m. after officials responded to reports of a suspicious substance. Trains did not stop at the station while a hazmat team cleaned the spill.
Officials are investigating how the substance got into the station, said Sgt. Loy Luna of the Sheriff’s Department’s transit services bureau.