HERMOSA BEACH (CBS) — A portion of Hermosa Beach was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a suspicious device floated ashore.

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Just after 2:40 p.m. a citizen noticed something suspicious on the waterline.

Hermosa Beach police and fire responded to the call.

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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.

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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.