Burbank neighborhood shut down as police investigate device resembling pipe bomb

ByCarlos Granda and ABC7.com staff KABC logo
Thursday, December 12, 2019
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There was a scare in Burbank after a suspicious device that looked like a pipe bomb was found near an apartment building.

BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- A residential neighborhood in Burbank was shut down for several hours Wednesday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious device resembling a pipe bomb.

According to the Burbank Police Department, the item was discovered in the 200 block of Hollywood Way around 7:30 a.m. Members of the police and sheriff's bomb squads responded to the scene, which was cordoned off as multiple streets were closed.

Video from AIR7 HD showed a bomb squad member in a protective suit and a police robot examining a device comprised of multiple elongated black objects in the courtyard of an apartment building.

The streets were reopened and authorities departed from the scene shortly before 11 a.m.

Police later announced the device, which resembled a movie prop, had been deemed safe and did not contain any explosive material.

The origin of the device was under investigation.