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Pipe rendered safe on 605 Freeway in Cerritos

The bomb squad investigated a suspected pipe bomb found on South Street near the 605 Freeway in Cerritos on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

May 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
CHP shut down the 605 Freeway near South Street in Cerritos to investigate a suspected pipe bomb Tuesday.

The suspicious object was spotted in an abandoned Audi sedan just off the freeway around 12:15 a.m.

The investigation prompted the closure of all freeway lanes in both directions as the bomb squad responded and removed the object with a remote control robot.

The suspected pipe bomb was then blown up in the freeway median and rendered safe.

Authorities said the suspicious object was just a pipe. It turned out to contain no explosives.

All lanes of the 605 Freeway were reopened in both directions around 2 a.m.