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Suspicious Device Found Inside Car in Universal City

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Commuters attempting to travel in the Universal City area early this morning were faced with rail and road closures due to police activity. During a routine traffic stop conducted around 3 a.m. authorities discovered what they labeled a "suspicious device" inside a Scion being driven by a motorist pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, according to KTLA. A search uncovered the device that "appeared to be a pipe bomb" and "described as a bunch of fireworks taped together." A robot retrieved the device and the bomb squad detonated it safely. Lankershim Blvd, the 101 and area off-ramps, and the Red Line's Universal City stop were closed, but were reopened at around 7 a.m.