Bomb Squad Called to Investigate Suspicious Box in Downtown Long Beach

Photo courtesy of LBLN viewer Jimmy Irwin

Earlier today, at approximately 5:50am, officers were in the area of Pine Avenue and 1st Street in Downtown Long Beach on an unrelated call. When they returned back to their vehicle, they found a suspicious box with wire sticking out of it on the trunk of their police vehicle.

The LA Country Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was called in to investigate and the following streets were closed: Pine from Ocean to Broadway, and 1st Street from Pacific to Long Beach Blvd.

The bomb squad responded and found the box did not contain any explosives. All roads are now open.

Investigation is ongoing…