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Update: Culver Boulevard Now Open After Explosives Scare

A Man brought firework explosives to the LAPD Pacific Police Station earlier today.

Culver Boulevard reopened to traffic at about 3:15 p.m. after a man who came in to relinquish some explosive materials at the LAPD Pacific Division station prompted the bomb squad to arrive on the scene, according to a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman.

Culver Boulevard between Inglewood Boulevard and Centinela Avenue was closed off for about five hours as a result of the police presence. 

The person who brought in the explosive material at abot 9:50 a.m. to the station, located at 12312 Culver Blvd. in Del Rey, did not make any threats and is being detained by the police. 

Neil C. Reinhardt November 05, 2012 at 09:04 PM
THIS 101ST AIRBORNE VET SEZ: WOW! WHAT OVER REACTION! BOMB SQUADS & CLOSING STREETS. DUMB!
Tom November 05, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Wow, such manufactured drama. Is it a lack of common sense? Protocol? Or did this result in large numbers of LAPD and LAFD being called in for OT?
Mike Stafford November 06, 2012 at 10:15 PM
That's just plain goofy.
Westlawn neighbor November 09, 2012 at 02:24 AM
So what should this guy have done differently: . . . . Call 911 ? . . . . Wait until the next HAZMAT collection to get rid of them ? . . . . Made an appointment ? "Yeah Officer, I've got a bunch of old sticks of TNT layin' around, and I'd like to bring 'em in. OK ? Is next Monday good for you ? I'm gonna be free that Morning." The article also says the person ( who did not make any threats ) "is being detained by the police." Well, *THAT* is sure gonna encourage other folks to turn-in their extra explosives . . . NOT ! What are people supposed to do, sell their Surplus Dynamite at a Swap Meet ?
Tag Pro November 12, 2012 at 10:48 PM
wellll- they have to practice in real time to make sure they know how to handle it if it ever really does happen .But they would never tell us that ...cuz we would probably try and sue them or something - get someone fired ...typical cali move - cant blame them for wanting to get it right .
Jo P January 14, 2013 at 03:13 PM
There seem to be missing facts here. Did the man find the explosives in the street? Is that why they closed off the area? Were the explosives left over from an excavation? I'd rather be safe than sorry......precaution is good.

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