UPDATE: Bomb squad detonates suspicious package at Arcadia mall, found to contain marijuana

ARCADIA — Sheriff’s bomb squad members responded to an Arcadia mall Thursday and detonated a suspicious package, which was found to contain marijuana.
Security guards at the Westfield Santa Anita mall called police shortly before 10 a.m. to report a package sitting in a parking lot on the north side of the mall, near J.C. Penney, Arcadia police Sgt. Dan Crowther said.
Police cordoned off the area and called in a bomb squad from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, who detonated the package and determined it was not explosive, Crowther said.
But it did contain a brick of marijuana which the sergeant estimated amounted to more than a pound.
The package was initially described as a box with another package inside of it wrapped in tape.
No suspects were identified Thursday afternoon, Crowther said, however the investigation was ongoing and detectives were following leads.

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