KPCC's All Things Considered Host Nick Roman talks to interim Pasadena police chief John E. Perez on Monday night. (Bianca…
A long block of S. Raymond Ave. evacuated on Monday night after the Pasadena police were aware of a suspicious device discovered during a truck parked on the street.
Evacuations include the KPCC / LAist headquarters, where the staff left the building at the request of the police. Regular radio programming was interrupted as a result of evacuation.
John E Perez, police chief, said that the first call came to his office just before noon. 1
Perez said the device on the vehicle “resembles it could be a blast so we have experts there and look at it to see how to take the next step.”
Shortly after 21:00 the authorities have detonated the device safely.
“The chances are there was no device because we did not hear a high explosion,” said Perez.
However, he said that the authorities felt it had become intentional to look true. His message to the one who did it: “We will catch you and you pay the price to really create this kind of device and the fear of society.”
Download latest about the situation: Pasadena Police Detonate Suspicious Device Found Under Parked Truck Near KPCC Headquarters
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