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Fake bomb shuts down LA-area office

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POSTED October 22, 2017 7:21 p.m.

WHITTIER (AP) — Authorities say a phony bomb left outside a Los Angeles-area Planned Parenthood office shut down the center for about three hours before the hoax was discovered.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were alerted to a suspicious package in front of the building in Whittier Saturday morning. It appeared to be a length of pipe with wires sticking out.

Deputies evacuated the Planned Parenthood and nearby buildings and streets.

Explosives experts used a robotic device to blow up the device. It was determined to be a fake that didn’t contain any explosives.

It’s unclear who may have left the device and no arrests have been made.


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