The Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Community Police Station in South Los Angeles reopened Friday morning, about four hours after the discovery of a suspicious device prompted the evacuation of the building, the second evacuation of a LAPD facility in less than 12 hours.
A bomb squad responded about 1:45 a.m. to the building at 7600 Broadway and examined the package before giving the all clear around 5:15 a.m., police said.
The bomb squad searched a red Honda Civic parked in front of the building and found a citronella candle inside, ABC7 reported.
About 7:30 p.m. Thursday an envelope containing a powdery substance was found in the mail room of LAPD headquarters at 100 W. First St. in downtown Los Angeles.
The building was evacuated and a HazMat unit was called and determined the substance was not harmful, police said. The evacuation order was lifted about 9:40 p.m.
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