Police officers were responding to a report of a suspicious package in front of Hollywood’s neighborhood city hall building on Thursday, according to LAPD.
Officers appeared to be examining a car in the 6500 block of Fountain Avenue (map), in front of a municipal building that houses one of Los Angeles Councilman Tom LaBonge’s district field offices.
Fountain Avenue was blocked off at Wilcox Avenue with police tape and a patrol car.
Police were called to the scene at 2:25 p.m., according to Officer Jane Kim with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Authorities on scene said “possible explosives” were being investigated.
The city block is home to both the Hollywood neighborhood city hall building as well as LAPD’s Hollywood Station and a Los Angeles Fire Department station.
It turned out that a woman who found a World War I grenade in her garage had brought the device to the Hollywood police station for disposal, according to LAPD Officer Maria Vanegas.
The area was declared safe around 5 p.m.
KTLA’s Scott Williams contributed to this article.