Officials cleared the scene of two suspicious packages with the assistance of a tactical robot Thursday at a shopping plaza parking lot in Santa Fe Springs.
Police responded to a call of a suspicious package before 10:30 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza on the 13000 block of Telegraph Road. There, they found two unattended suitcases in the parking lot near L.A. Fitness and Walmart.
The investigation prompted both businesses to close as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Bomb Squad sent its robot to clear the scene. The robot successfully opened both suitcases, which were empty.
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Officials deemed the area cleared at around 11 p.m.