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News Release

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division is investigating the discovery of several suspicious devices found in the area of Sunset and Main Street in Pacific Division. The first devices were discovered around 5:30 on Thursday evening and as the investigation developed more devices were found in the vicinity as well. The devices were found on and near the construction site of a new Bridge Housing facility and an adjoining street. All were rendered safe and removed from the area.

While the motive is unclear the Department continues to work to identify if the Bridge Home Site or the homeless community was a target. We are working to identify the individual or individuals responsible for these devices and we are asking the public for help. If you know anyone who may have been involved, witnessed suspicious activity, or have any video evidence that may help investigators please call Major Crimes Division.

Note: Several media outlets identified the devices as fax machines or parts of fax machines, after misinterpreting the word facsimile. This term is used by our investigators to describe an object resembling an explosive device.

We are asking the public for help if you know anyone who may have been involved, witnessed suspicious activity, or have any video evidence that may help investigators please call Major Crimes Division at 213- 486-7280. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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