LAPD bomb squad responding to ‘grenade’ found in Lake Balboa

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LAPD bomb squad responding to ‘grenade’ found in Lake Balboa

by Josh Cain

A “possible grenade” or a grenade-like object found in the Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area near Lake Balboa this morning drew the bomb squad and led to shut downs of nearby streets.

The object was found near the intersection of Balboa and Victory boulevards at around 7 a.m, said Officer Jeff Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

It’s not clear yet what the object was, however. A caller described it as looking like a grenade, but police have not yet determined whether the object was actually explosive.

Lee said there was “no threat associated” with the discovery of the object — police did not have any information indicating whether the object was left there intentionally.

“The bomb squad will render it safe and make sure it’s inert,” he said.

L.A. Metro representatives have not responded to a request for comment on whether the nearby Orange Line busway was affected.

The bomb squad detonated the object at around 11:30 a.m. There was no immediate estimate for how long the area would remain shut down.

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