An LAPD bomb squad responded to a call at on Colorado Boulevard Monday after a man walked into the station with old explosives he said he wanted to get rid of.
The explosives had been soaked in water, said Lt. Mike Menza, the watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Community Station, adding that because the explosives were not encased in metal, they were probably fireworks of some sort.
Firefighters called the LAPD at about 10:30 a.m. after the man with the explosives walked into the station located next to , Menza said. Upon their arrival, bomb squad members barricaded a section of Colorado Boulevard while they investigated the matter.
“The bomb squad is going to dispose of the explosives or do whatever they do with such things,” Menza said. “Everything else was just a precaution.”
Menza said he did not know if the man who walked into the fire station was from Eagle Rock. "He was some concerned guy who was probably cleaning out his garage," he said.