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.

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Officers said traffic is being diverted off the southbound side of the freeway to the Glendale Boulevard off ramp.

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Authorities did not clarify which side of the freeway the item was discovered on.

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It was unclear when officials plan to reopen both directions of the freeway.