Hazardous materials crews were responding to the University of California, Los Angeles campus after a hazmat technician noticed a jar of potentially dangerous chemicals.
Just after 9 a.m. Saturday, a hazmat technician noticed a jar of picric acid, forcing a traffic shutdown of the immediate area, said UCLA Police Department Sgt. Brian Washburn. The substance was found at a chemical drop center, and crews were called as a precaution.
The Los Angeles Police Department's bomb squad and hazmat teams, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department's hazmat team were on scene to dispose of the chemical.
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The scene was cleared by around 1:20 p.m., with no evacuations.