Authorities responded to a Burbank neighborhood on Wednesday morning after receiving word that an item resembling a pipe bomb was left near an apartment building, leading to some evacuations, Burbank police said.
A nearby resident found what appeared to be four PVC pipes strapped together with exposed wiring in the 200 block of North Hollywood Way around 7:30 a.m. in a grass parkway, according to authorities.
Sgt. Derek Green, with the Burbank Police Department, said a bomb disposal unit was called from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to deal with the item.
Around 11:20 a.m. authorities announced the item was harmless and contained no explosives. Police added that the item resembled a prop used in either a television show or movie.
Hollywood Way between Alameda Avenue and Oak Street was temporarily closed down in both directions during the incident.
Green said it’s unknown who left the item behind, and its origins remain under investigation.