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Bomb squad deployed in Long Beach after reports of a “suspicious device”

Long Beach, California – Authorities received a report of a suspicious device in the 6400 block of Marina Drive in Long Beach at around 3:24 p.m. on Saturday. The report led to the closure of Second Street between Naples Plaza and Pacific Coast Highway for several hours while crews searched the area and dealt with the device.

According to the Long Beach Police Department, the bridges that go onto Naples Island were reopened at approximately 6 p.m. after the bomb squad from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department rendered the device safe.

The bomb squad published a photo of the device on Twitter. It looked like a hand grenade, but police have not released official information about the type of device.

Police are still investigating the event.

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