Police in Fullerton, California, Investigating ‘Suspicious Pipe’

Update: Bomb squad 'rendered the device safe'
September 19, 2016 Updated: September 19, 2016

Officials in the Southern California city of Fullerton are investigating a suspicious pipe on Monday, according to the Fullerton Police Department.

Update as of 3:46 p.m. ET – The bomb squad “has rendered the device safe,” the Fullerton Police Department said in a statement.

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.

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.