PASADENA, Calif. (KABC) - Authorities evacuated a Pasadena neighborhood after a suspicious vehicle was found at a U-Haul facility.
A bomb squad robot was deployed to examine the truck as officials evacuated about 10 blocks around the area of Raymond Avenue and California Boulevard. The robot was seen removing an object from a vehicle.
The object was later placed under sandbags and the robot was seen firing once at it in an apparent effort to detonate it. No explosion was seen after the bomb robot fired on the object.
The area is to the west of Huntington Hospital, but the facility itself was not evacuated.
Streets were closed in areas that included California Boulevard from Fair Oaks to Arroyo Parkway, and Raymond Avenue. from Pico Street to Bellevue Drive.
Authorities were taking the threat seriously enough to order AIR7 HD to stay about 3,000 feet above the ground, roughly double the normal altitude.
Metro Gold Line service was also suspended between the Lake and South Pasadena stations as authorities investigated the device. Buses were deployed to transport passengers.
FBI and ATF agents were at the scene assisting local authorities.