INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — Dozens of homes were evacuated in Inglewood for hours after a suspicious device was found under a parked car.

A woman first reported the car at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday at West Beach Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard, near Highland Elementary School. She told police she parked in front of the 2004 Acura sedan and saw wires dangling from an object hanging off the car.

After a bomb-sniffing dog alerted to something in the trunk, at least 50 people in the area were evacuated.

The device was detonated at about 4:30 a.m. after being safely removed from the car by a robot. After initially stating the device was a legitimate IED, the bomb squad later determined that the item, consisting of gasoline pumps with wires and batteries, was not an explosive device and could not cause damage or injury, police said.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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