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Authorities respond to bomb hoax

A suspicious package discovered by a California Highway Patrol officer Thursday morning in an impounded car was found not to be a bomb after officials blew up the package.

Burbank police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to the scene after the CHP officer found what turned out to be a block of wood wrapped up in paper, with wires sticking out of it, inside an impounded car, officials said.

The vehicle had been towed to the impound yard, located at 154 W. Providencia Ave. in Burbank, after it was involved in a collision on Monday around 12:30 p.m., Burbank Police Sgt. Sean Kelley said.

A CHP officer was investigating the vehicle for the accident when he discovered the package and notified outside authorities, said CHP Officer Ming-Yang Hsu.


Burbank police officials deemed the incident a hoax after the bomb squad blew up the package, Kelley said, although a CHP investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The entire incident took around 45 minutes to resolve and no one was injured.