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Bomb Squad Investigates Explosives in Eagle Rock

The LAPD responds to a call from Fire Station 42 on Colorado Boulevard, where a man brought explosives he evidently wanted to dispose of.

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.

Zach C. July 09, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Breaking news. Nothing happened. Waste of resources.
Ajay Singh July 09, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Yes, waste of resources—in hindsight—but the incident was evidently serious enough for the bomb squad to investigate. While the LAPD wasn't about to take any chances, the LAFD probably should have known better.
Janet July 10, 2012 at 06:42 PM
But if they didn't take precautions and keep the community safe...and something negative would have happened...ERHS09 and others would have been all over it.... Thank u LAFD STATION 42!!..it is never a waste of resources in any potential EXPLOSIVE situation.

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