- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A suspicious device found on a bus forced authorities to close a Los Angeles freeway connector road and a nearby street as the bomb squad investigated.

The Los Angeles Times says the closure backed up traffic on the southbound 110 Freeway through downtown.

Police said the bomb squad determined late Sunday night that the device wasn’t dangerous device and the roadways were reopening.

Earlier, Sgt. Herb Chang said that the bus driver discovered the device on the empty bus Sunday night as he was about to begin his shift.

Because the bus was parked on a street that leads to State Route 110, the California Highway Patrol closed the connector with several off ramps and police shut down a street near the bus.

City News Service said the device appeared to be a pipe bomb but X-rays showed it didn’t contain explosives.



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