Device Found Outside Planned Parenthood in Whittier Deemed Safe

A device that was found outside of a Planned Parenthood office in Whittier Saturday morning that prompted an evacuation was deemed safe, officials said.

The Planned Parenthood in Whittier is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

The Planned Parenthood in Whittier is shown in a Street View image from Google Maps.

The incident was reported about 10:30 a.m. in the 7600 block of Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier Police Lt. Bryan Ellis told KTLA.

Responding officers found the device, described as a pipe with wires sticking out, near the front door of the office.

Authorities evacuated the building and closed surrounding streets as a precaution, but the device was later determined to be a hoax.

In an emailed statement, Amy Rosenthal, said that responding officers deemed the area safe.

“We are grateful for the support from our community and especially from our partners in law enforcement, and look forward to continuing to provide our patients with the health care they deserve,” she wrote.

No further details have been released about the device or who might have put it there.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this story.