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12:23PM | A bomb threat was lifted at Long Beach City College at about noon, police said.
The car where a possible explosive device was said to be found by an anonymous caller has been deemed clear, said Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.
Pratt said police got an anonymous call about a possible explosive device in a car located on one of the parking lots on campus at about 9:10AM.
“Based on the information provided, we were able to identify that vehicle,” she said.
As a precaution, buildings A, B, D, N,P, Q, R, and T were evacuated, she said.
The LA County Sheriff’s bomb squad was called to investigate the scene, but no explosive material was located and there were no injuries.
“I don’t know that there ever was a suspicious device, quite honestly,” Pratt told the Long Beach Post. “I don’t know if there was any legitimacy to the call or not. We get random calls like this, and someone intentionally made this call but who knows what their motivation was. City investigation on this one is still ongoing, and we hope to be able to determine who made that call.”
Flight restrictions at Long Beach Airport, which had previously been put in place, have also been lifted. Carson Street to Harvey Way and Clark Avenue to Lakewood Boulevard, which were previously closed, will open soon, police said in a statement at about 12:18PM.
LBCC classes starting at 2:00PM and after will take place as scheduled.
JANUARY 15 10:27AM | A possible explosive device was located in a vehicle on the Long Beach City College Liberal Arts Campus (LAC) Thursday morning, officials said.
An emergency alert warning about the device was issued at about 10:00AM on LBCC’S website.
Students have been advised to stay at their present locations with all doors and windows secure until they are given further directions from emergency personnel. Those en route have been advised to stay away from campus.
Buildings A, B, D, N,P, Q, R, and T have been evacuated, and all classes that start before 2:00pm in those buildings have been cancelled for today.
Police are on the scene and Carson Street has been closed at Clark during the investigation.
No further information is information is available. We will update this story as we learn more.
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