UPDATE: Suspicious Object Detonated on Pine Ave. in Downtown Long Beach; Roads Reopened

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Photos by Stephanie Rivera. 

UPDATE: The suspicious object that prompted the abrupt closure of roads on Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach today was detonated around 3:00PM, and roads have since reopened, according to officials. 

The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) confirmed the object had been detonated, although they did not provide any descriptions of the object. 

One officer at the scene told the Post the object was a “soil sample” in a tube, implying that the bomb scare may have been a false alarm.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

Video courtesy of Long Beach resident Gary Barth.

PREVIOUSLY: Roads Closed, Bomb Squad Dispersed to Pine Ave. Regarding Suspicious Object

11/30/15 at 2:02PM | Roads were closed, officers were dispatched and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was sent to Pine Avenue this afternoon after a suspicious object was found in the vicinity of a local business, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD).

As a precaution, voluntary evacuations of nearby downtown businesses are also currently underway, officials said.

According to a witness who works on Pine Ave., a suspicious object was found inside the restaurant Taco Beach. 


Pine Ave. Closed as LBPD, LASD Bomb Squad Investigate Suspicio…

Pine Ave. is closed from Broadway to Third while the LBPD and the LA Sheriffs Department bomb squad investigate a suspicious package found inside a downtown Long Beach business today. For the latest: http://bit.ly/21pJRnd

Posted by Long Beach Post on Monday, November 30, 2015

Roads have been closed from Pacific to Pine Avenues, and from Broadway to Third Street.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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