Bomb squad crews blow up suspicious item in Sun Valley

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 08:48AM
Los Angeles police bomb squad crews blew up a suspicious item found near the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley.


SUN VALLEY, LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police bomb squad crews blew up a suspicious item found near the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley.

The Sunland Boulevard off-ramp on the 5 North was shut down at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday over a suspicious package found inside a vehicle.

LAPD bomb squad crews responded to the scene and were able to safely blow up the item.

Authorities remained at the scene to investigate whether the item was an explosive and later determined nothing hazardous was found.

Sunland Boulevard was temporarily closed between Glenoaks Boulevard and the 5 Freeway. The street was back open by 6:15 a.m.
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