LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officers are investigating a suspicious item Saturday, which has shut down the 2 Freeway in both directions near Echo Park.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a bomb squad was called to the scene around 8:30 a.m. to assist in the investigation.READ MORE: Authorities Still Searching For Suspect Wanted In Fatal Palmdale Shooting On Friday
Officers said traffic is being diverted off the southbound side of the freeway to the Glendale Boulevard off ramp.READ MORE: Memorial For "The Fallen 13" Unveiled In Norco On Saturday
Authorities did not clarify which side of the freeway the item was discovered on.MORE NEWS: 2 Dead, 1 Critically Injured In Willowbrook Crash Stemming From Pursuit
It was unclear when officials plan to reopen both directions of the freeway.