LAPD detonate pipe bomb Devonshire and Reseda

Himerria Wortham

A pipe bomb was detonated by an LAPD bomb squad near the intersection Devonshire St. and Reseda Blvd., prompting an evacuation of the area Wednesday afternoon.

LAPD North Hollywood Capt. Stephen Carmona told CBS 2 News that the bomb had been detonated at a location near the intersection.

The incident was reported around 12:30 p.m., as officers contained the area following the discovery of a suspicious package.

“Officers came across a suspicious package,” said Sgt. Mary Sepierre from the LAPD Devonshire Division. “The area was cordoned off to evacuate the device.”

Officials offer no comment yet on how the package was found.

Local businesses were evacuated and traffic has been diverted in the area until further notice.

The incident was reported to be as close to the school as Lassen St.

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