Suspected pipe bomb found in Mar Vista was homemade battery pack, police say staff KABC logo
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

MAR VISTA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A scene in Mar Vista that prompted a response from the Los Angeles Police Department bomb squad was cleared Tuesday afternoon after a suspected pipe bomb turned out to be a homemade battery pack.

The initial report of a pipe bomb happened about 11 a.m. in the area of Culver Drive and Inglewood Boulevard, according to the LAPD.

A nearby housing complex was evacuated as bomb squad crews investigated the scene.

The LAPD confirmed shortly after 4 p.m. that the item was a homemade battery pack, and there was no danger to the community.

The scene was cleared by police.