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Bomb Squad Destroys Suspicious Device In Encino

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ENCINO (CBS) — Several streets were evacuated Tuesday evening following the discovery of a suspicious device in the city of Encino.

“At approximately 6:18 p.m., officers from the West Valley area received a radio call of a possible suspicious device on Newcastle Avenue just south of Ventura Boulevard,” Lt. Don Graham told CBSLA.

“Upon arrival, officers found the device that was commented on in the radio call taped to a vehicle that was parked on the roadway,” he said.

Reports from the scene indicated that the device, which was later deemed harmless, was removed by the bomb squad just before 10 p.m., nearly three hours after it was discovered.

“[The bomb squad] used something called a disruptor where it actually fired a blast at it and totally destroyed whatever that device was,” Sky2’s Stu Mundel reported.

About four blocks of Ventura Boulevard and some residential streets were evacuated, according to Mundel.

No injuries were reported.

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