The Los Angeles county sheriff’s bomb squad responded to the Veterans Administration’s West Los Angeles Medical Center at 1301 Wilshire Boulevard Monday morning.
Ed Casey, chief of the Greater L.A. Veterans Affairs Police Department, told KTLA5 earlier this morning that a person had located what they believed to be a hand grenade in a bathroom.
The emergency room was evacuated at around 6:45 am, but the rest of the building kept operating as normal while the bomb squad investigated.
However, at about 10 am, the device was determined to be harmless with police detaining a person of interest, Casey said.
KTLA5 reports that the bomb squad said the device was fake, but made to look real.