Bomb Squad Detonates Hoax Device Found Near Inglewood, CA School

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Bomb Squad detonated a device found hanging from a car parked outside an elementary school in Inglewood early Monday morning. 

Residents in a one-block radius were evacuated, as bomb technicians used a robot to try and determine what the device was found underneath a parked Nissan vehicle near Highland Elementary School. 

Police were alerted to the possible device Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. by a woman who flagged down Inglewood officer who told them she noticed wires dangling from the trunk of the car and that those wires were connected to a package.

The bomb squad was called to the scene where they initially determined that the device appeared to be an active explosive. However, after a detonation of the device was performed, "no live material" was found. 

The squad told Inglewood police that the device appeared to be a set up that was made to look real. 

Police are conducting an investigation into the incident and urge anyone with any information to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Arson Explosives Detail at (323) 881-7500.

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