The sheriff’s bomb squad was in Inglewood Monday trying to render safe an improvised explosive device found inside a car parked outside an elementary school, with the surrounding block evacuated, authorities said.
A woman called Inglewood police at 9:30 p.m. Sunday to say there was a suspicious car parked in the 700 block of West Beach Avenue, police Lt. Neal Cochran said. “It’s got wires dangling from it,” he said.
A bomb-sniffing dog was brought to the scene and “alerted” at the 2004 Acura sedan, Cochran said.
Beach Avenue was evacuated between Hyde Park Boulevard and Venice Way, he said.
“We don’t know who left it but they parked it right outside of a school,” Cochran said. He identified the school as Highland Elementary.
“The bomb squad says it is a legitimate IED,” he said.
The bomb squad was using a robot to examine the car to determine how to safely defuse the device,” Cochran said.