ECHO PARK — The LAPD Bomb Squad is investigating a suspicious package alongside the 2 Freeway this morning, according to LAPD spokeswoman Jane Kim. Glendale Boulevard near the 2 Freeway has been blocked and the northbound entrance to the freeway has been shut down, with traffic rerouted to Allesandro Street.
A SigAlert was declared shortly before 9 a.m. as the shut down was expected to last about two hours, according to the CHP Traffic.
It’s the second bomb scare in the area this week. On Wednesday, the streets near Fletcher and Riverside Drive were closed as the Bomb Squad investigated a suspicious package that turned out to be an empty guitar case on top of a bus shelter.
Update @ 11:30 a.m.: LAPD found an “inert grenade,” said Kim. She did not know if the grenade was destroyed but some residents said they heard an explosion. Not clear when freeway onramp will be opened.
Update @ 11:45 a.m.: Traffic lanes have been reopened, according to CHP Traffic.