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April 23, 2019

Explosive device discovered near California school detonated by bomb squad

November 26, 2018
The device was discovered in a car in Inglewood, California. (ABC7)

Authorities in Southern California detonated an explosive device after it was discovered beneath a car parked near an elementary school.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a bomb squad to discharge the device, which was found in proximity of Highland Elementary School in Inglewood, KABC-TV reported.

Officials were called to the scene at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday by a woman who spotted wires coming from the trunk of a 2004 Nissan parked near the school.

The block surrounding the scene was evacuated as the bomb crew worked to handle the situation, according to the news outlet. The device was ultimately detonated after 4:30 a.m.

Authorities set up a robot in an effort to remove and ultimately discharge the device after they arrived at the scene and determined it was an explosive.

Officials are currently carrying out an investigation into the device.

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