Eastbound lanes of the 210 Freeway were closed for several hours Tuesday morning as the LAPD bomb squad investigated what appeared to be a hand grenade found on the shoulder near Sunland Boulevard, police said.
The object was safely disabled about 10:20 a.m.
"Bomb squad utilized a water canyon to render safe. Unk if it was a working grenade; however, it appeared to have blasting cap inside," LAPD's Foothill Division tweeted.
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The freeway on and off ramps were blocked at Sunland Boulevard and the eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed, causing traffic to snarl.
The item was reported by a crew working on the ramp at 8:01 a.m., Officer Lillian Preciado of LAPD’s Media Relations Section said.
Lanes were reopened by 11:30 a.m.