• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Homemade explosives found in El Modena traffic stop

A routine traffic stop in El Modena Friday morning ended with the bomb squad on scene to dismantle homemade explosives.

October 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A sheriff's deputy found more than he was searching for after a traffic stop in El Modena Friday.

A vehicle with homemade explosives was found near Hewes and Spring streets.

Authorities said the deputy pulled over an SUV for a vehicle code violation.

When he discovered the driver was on probation, he searched the car and found two explosive devices.

The driver was then taken into custody.

The scene was broken down after bomb squad technicians rendered the devices safe.