FBI issues an ‘all clear’ for Reseda neighborhood after bomb squad searches home

An aerial frame of a house and its driveway with a couple of RVs parked in it. Large, black SUVs are blocking the street
Federal investigators discovered potential explosive-making materials in a Reseda home, leading to the bomb squad being deployed and streets closed off, FBI officials said.
(KTLA-TV Channel 5)

Federal investigators serving a search warrant at a Reseda home on Thursday discovered possible explosive-making materials, which led to the bomb squad being dispatched to the scene and the closure of neighborhood streets to traffic, FBI officials said.

FBI officials wouldn’t disclose any details about the search warrant but said they were working with the Drug Enforcement Administration and Los Angeles police in their investigation.

“During the execution of a federal search warrant this morning in the vicinity of White Oak Avenue and Saticoy Street in Los Angeles, agents discovered items of concern, to include possible explosive-making material,” said FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller. “The area will be closed to traffic as a precaution while bomb technicians and investigators determine whether the items pose a threat to public safety.”


The FBI issued an “all clear” for the Reseda neighborhood by 7 p.m. There is “no known threat to public safety,” Eimiller said. The spokesperson added, however, that the investigation was continuing.

During the earlier search of the home, investigators could be seen in television footage removing boxes and other items from inside. Several FBI agents with identifying shirts could also be seen examining items on a table set up in front of the home, where a truck, a large camper and an older recreation vehicle were parked.