WHITTIER (CBSLA) — Authorities say a fake pipe bomb planted in front of a Planned Parenthood in Whittier prompted the bomb squad to report to the scene.

The incident in the 7600 block of Greenleaf Avenue unfolded just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

It was then that authorities say police responded to a call of a suspicious package.

Upon arrival, authorities evacuated the building and cleared the area.

The package was described as a pipe with visible wires, police said.

Authorities said the package was deemed a bomb hoax.

Anyone with information about this incident was asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Arson/Explosives Detail of the Special Enforcement Bureau at (323) 881-7500.


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