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Pipe Bomb 'Planted' Inside LAPD Station Last Night

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A backpack left inside a planter in the foyer of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Division Station contained something other than homework or hiking gear, according to KTLA; it contained a pipe bomb.

The bag and the device were discovered last night, though how the authorities made the discovery has not been made clear to the media. "L.A. City Fire and an LAPD bomb squad was brought in to secure the area and defuse the bomb," which was done through the use of a robot and a "special blanket to contain any explosion."

While the bomb was detonated inside a special tank, one suspect was taken into custody, however the "connection, if any, the man in custody has with the bomb has yet to be made public."