Police in Fullerton, California, Investigating ‘Suspicious Pipe’
The police department, in a statement at around 10 a.m. local time, said a “pipe-like device was located” on N. Euclid Street.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad is on the scene “and evaluating the device.”
Homes around the area are being evacuated, the police department added.
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NBC Los Angeles reported that a bomb squad robot was deployed to investigate the pipe.
Streets nearby were also closed, according to NBC.
Fullerton, in Orange County, is located southeast of Los Angeles and north of Anaheim.
The investigation comes as several bombs were detonated in the New York City area over the weekend. A suspect in the case, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was arrested in New Jersey on Monday morning following a reported shootout with police.