Bomb squad checks out “suspicious device” at San Dimas park

SAN DIMAS — The sheriff’s bomb squad was sent to Via Verde Park Sunday to investigate a suspicious device, which was later determined to be an ordinary cell phone, authorities said.
The suspicious device — a cell phone with wires sticking out — was first reported by a passerby about 1:10 p.m. at the park, at the corner of Via Verde and Puente Street, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Alex Vargas said.
A sheriff’s Arson-Explosives robot was used to get a close look at the device, and it was found to be an ordinary cell phone with an external battery attached to it, sheriff’s Arson-Explosives Detective Jim Gonzales said.
Officials picked up the phone and declared the situation safe about 3:45 p.m., Vargas said.

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