Possible explosive device found in north Claremont

  • Source: Claremont Courier
  • Published: 01/14/2020 01:46 AM

A north Claremont neighborhood was shut down Monday afternoon as bomb squad authorities investigated potential explosives that turned out to be old Vietnam War-era ammunition. Just before 1 p.m., someone on the 2400 block of San Mateo Court called police after finding what they suspected to be explosives in a wooden box belonging to a deceased family member, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Inman of the LA County Fire Department told the COURIER. LA County Fire officials, the Claremont Police Department and the LA County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad were called in, and Mount Carmel was blocked off from San Diego Ct to Indian Hill Boulevard. Evacuations were ordered within 100 yards in either direction, Assistant Chief Inman said.


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