The Los Angeles Police Department Bomb Squad detonated a suspicious-looking device near the Eagle Rock Recreation Center Saturday night, resulting in the closure of North Figueroa Street for several hours.
The device, consisting of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes and wires bound together with duct tape, was “made to look like a bomb but it was not an explosive device,” Sgt. Wayne Guillary, the watch commander on duty at the LAPD Northeast Community Station, told Patch, adding: “The bomb squad destroyed it anyway.”
Officers from the Northeast station blocked off traffic on Figueroa from Colorado Boulevard and the 134 West freeway while they waited for the bomb squad to arrive, Guillary said.
The watch commander said he did not have details of exactly where the device was found or detonated, but it was in the area around the Eagle Rock Recreation Center. Who left the device there was also not known.
Police activity in the area ended by around 8 p.m., Guillary said.