Whittier: Suspicious package outside Planned Parenthood clinic prompts bomb squad response, evacuations

WHITTIER, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspicious package was reported outside a Planned Parenthood clinic Tuesday morning in Whittier, prompting evacuations amid a response from a sheriff's bomb squad and Los Angeles County firefighters.

According to the Whittier Police Department, a caller from the Planned Parenthood office said the package was left unattended outside the building in the 7600 block of Greenleaf Avenue about 7 a.m.

No threats were reported, police said.

The bomb squad's robot approached a cardboard box on a sidewalk about 9:15 a.m. and appeared to remove several sheets of paper from inside. A deputy later placed a video camera in front of the box.

About 45 minutes later, police announced that no explosive device had been found and lifted the evacuation orders.
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