Bomb Squad Inspects Suspicious Package Found at Bus Stop in Long Beach on Sunday

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Bomb Squad was called Sunday to inspect a suspicious package found near the Virginia Country Club, closing neighboring streets and evacuating residents before it was found to be safe, according to Long Beach police officials.

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Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) spokesperson Marlene Arrona said officers were dispatched to Atlantic and 45th Street regarding a suspicious package at a bus stop.

According to her, the LASD was called to assist with the investigation and nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution. Neighboring roads—Atlantic Avenue, between Del Amo and San Antonio—were closed to through traffic during the process.

By 3:10PM Sunday afternoon, the item was rendered safe and no explosive material was found. Atlantic Avenue was opened.

The investigation is ongoing, according to Arrona.



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