Bomb scare closes streets, offramps

Tenants for about a half-dozen apartment buildings who were evacuated after authorities discovered a possible pipe bomb in the intersection of Harvey Drive and Wilson Terrace were allowed to return about 9 a.m. after it was determined to be a false alarm.

The pipe was capped at either end, but a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department bomb squad discovered that it was empty.

The scare shut down multiple streets and offramps for the Glendale (2) and Ventura (134) freeways during the morning commute, and prompted authorities to evacuate several nearby apartment complexes as a precaution.

The pipe was discovered about 6:40 a.m. in the middle of the street near the California Highway Patrol communications headquarters, and the Minx and In-N-Out Burger restaurants.

“It couldn’t have been put in a more awkward place for us to be concerned,” Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

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