A “cluster bomb” that was dropped off for disposal at a Newhall business prompted a bomb squad response Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies were called to an army supply store at Eight and Main streets just after 1 p.m. for a suspicious device at the business, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Price of the Santa Clarita Valley Station.
The device was dropped for disposal at the business, and the Newhall Community Center was evacuated, the station said on Twitter. Commando Military Surplus is near the location where the device was dropped.
An arson and explosives details responded and was working to detonate the “cluster bomb,” the station said on Twitter just before 3 p.m. People were warned to avoid the area.
The station later deleted all its tweets associated with the device, and said the community center was not being evacuated.