SHERMAN OAKS ( — Authorities are investigating a suspicious item Monday that was found inside a car.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, officers were sent to the 5000 block of Van Nuys Boulevard shortly before 2:00 p.m.

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SKY9’s Stu Mundel reported from overhead that Van Nuys Boulevard has been shut down between Magnolia and Riverside, causing significant traffic delays in the area.

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A bomb squad has been called to the scene; however, its robot has not yet approached the vehicle.

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No vehicle description is available at this time.