Roads near the city’s Traffic Circle were closed down for hours Monday evening due to a suspicious package that was eventually rendered safe by a sheriff’s bomb squad.
Officers responded to the incident at about 4:20PM on the 1800 block of Ximeno Avenue, near Atherton Street, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesman Sgt. Brad Johnson.
A containment area was set up by officers who then called for a sheriff’s bomb squad, he said.
At about 8:20PM, Johnson announced that the package was rendered safe by the sheriff’s arson-explosives detail. It was not immediately clear if the package contained anything dangerous.
The incident remains under investigation, Johnson said.
City News Service contributed to this report.