The area around the US Storage facility, near Brand Blvd. and Columbus Ave., was evacuated as a safety precaution.
A person purchased items from an auction at the storage facility. Going through the items, the person found an item that raised concerns.
LAPD officers were called, and they determined a bomb squad should be summoned.
A mobile robot was deployed by the bomb squad on scene.
The parameters of the evacuation were not immediately released.
Police determined the item was a type of power source, but did not further elaborate. The scene was subsequently cleared.