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Foothill Freeway shut down at rush hour

Empty briefcase discovered on La Crescenta overpass

September 19, 2011|By Tiffany Kelly, tiffany.kelly@latimes.com
(KTLA )

The Foothill (210) Freeway was briefly shut down Monday evening as authorities investigated a package left on a La Cresenta overpass.  

The freeway was shut down in both directions for approximately 10 minutes, snarling traffic for miles as Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies investigated a briefcase on the Rosemont Avenue bridge. No homes were evacuated, though Rosemont Avenue, between Altura and Mayfield avenues, was also shut down.

A bomb squad robot normally experienced a malfunction, said Lt. Angela Shepard, so deputies put on protective gear to check out the package.  

The briefcase, which was not destroyed, was empty and booked for evidence, she said. 

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