HERMOSA BEACH (CBS) — A portion of Hermosa Beach was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a suspicious device floated ashore.READ MORE: Jokic Has 49, Triple-Double As Nuggets Edge Clippers In OT
Just after 2:40 p.m. a citizen noticed something suspicious on the waterline.
Hermosa Beach police and fire responded to the call.READ MORE: Lakers Blow Halftime Lead In Loss To Pacers
First responders decided the package was of sufficient concern to also call the Los Angeles County Bomb Squad.
Police, fire and lifeguards evacuated a 500-meter stretch of the beach as a precaution, according to Hermosa Beach Police Sgt. Robert Higgins.
The bomb squad detonated the suspicious device and said it had no explosive properties.MORE NEWS: Grandmother Carrying Infant Allegedly Assaulted By Unhoused Woman In Venice
According to the Higgins, the item — believed to be several pieces of metal and a coconut duct taped together — was probably an errant fishing anchor.