In the wake of the San Bernardino mass killings, law enforcement agencies aren’t taking any chances as many Southern Californians remain concerned about security.
A suspicious box prompted a more than three-hour lockdown of a portion of Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, but the box turned out to contain only a flat-screen TV.
The box was found about 5 p.m. Friday outside an employee entrance to the hospital at 1910 Royalty Drive, said Pomona police Lt. Chuck Becker.
A Pomona Police Department K-9 “alerted” on the box, heightening concern that it contained something dangerous, police said.
The area was cordoned off and a portion of the hospital was evacuated.
A sheriff’s bomb squad arrived at 7:30 p.m. and “were able to render the box safe,” according to a police statement.
“Based upon their investigation, it does not appear that anything harmful was contained within the package,” according to the sheriff’s department.
The package turned out to contain only a flat-screen TV, according to a Facebook from the hospital.
The affected portion of the hospital was reopened at 8:15 p.m., police said.
Normal emergency operations continued during the investigation and no patients were evacuated from the facility, police said.
— City News Service
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